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Curative Care Services

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Responsibilities of the Curative Care Unit at the Office of the Provincial Director of Health Services

  • Planning of Curative Healthcare Services (long term and short term)
  • Monitoring of curative Health activities
  • Maintaining a database on private hospitals and nursing homes
  • Provision of technical support for special events and activities (e.g.: development of curative health services in estates, establishing Emergency Treatment Units, upgrading of hospitals and services)
  • Conducting surveys and operational research
  • Coordinating with technical units of the MOH and other departments to ensure implementation of curative care projects.
  • Provision of technical support to facilitate planning , monitoring and evaluation of curative health programmes

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Preventive Health Services

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Responsibilities of the preventive Health Unit:

  • Planning of Preventive Health Services (long term and short term)
  • Monitoring of preventive Health activities
  • Technical support for special events and activities (develop preventive health services in estates, Occupational health, prevention of water borne diseases.)
  • Surveys and operational research
  • Coordinate with technical units of the MOH and other departments to ensure implementation of projects.
  • Technical support to facilitate planning , monitoring and evaluation of preventive health programmes at District level


Preventive Health Services are provided through the 48 medical Officers of Health units in the CP. The geographical demarcation in most areas is similar to the Divisional secretary areas.
Each medical officer of Health unit provides Reproductive health services through the Public Health Midwives, Supervising Public Health Midwives and Public Health Nursing Sisters. Environment Health services are provided through the Public Health Inspectors and Supervising Public Health Inspectors. Dental Health services are provided through the Dental surgeons and dental therapists.

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Special Campaigns

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01. Respiratory Disease Control Unit

The resurgence of tuberculosis globally, and its association with HIV and the emergence of multi-drug resistant TB has made tuberculosis a communicable disease of high priority. Matale and Nuwaraeliya Respiratory Disease control units, are attached to District General Hospitals. Respiratory Disease control unit Kandy is functioning separately at Bogambara while inward patients care located at Teaching Hospital Kandy. All three units are functions under purview of the consultants’ chest physicians.

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Special Units

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Regional Health Training Centre (RHTC) - Kadugannawa

Head of the institution Dr. A. W. Rajapaksha
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Tel/Fax +94 812 571 252

The RHTC function as a training centre for conducting both basic and in-service training courses / programs. Prior to 1990 only PHMM basic training part II was conducted in Kadugannawa. Later it was upgraded as part of the strengthening of the basic services program in Sri Lanka.

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Special Services

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01. Patient Rehabilitation Services

Physical Rehabilitation Center, Digana

Head of the institution Dr. E. M. C. Ekanayaka
Tel/Fax +94 812 374 213
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Due to lack of facilities and trained staff, the rehabilitation of physically disabled patients does not get adequate attention in the general health services. Most acute cases are managed in surgical and medical wards in general hospitals after which the patients may get discharged without any attention being paid to rehabilitation. Usually they end up as bed ridden or wheel chair dependant disabled citizens and are a burden to their family and society.  
According to the 1999 statistics of Teaching Hospital Kandy, for the 1st six month of 1999, 1100 patients who needed medium and long term rehabilitation were discharged without a proper rehabilitation plan.

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Contact Us

Address: Prov. Director of Health Services
No. 163 , Sri Sangaraja Mawatha,
Kandy.
Sri Lanka.
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Telephone: +94 81 2222341, +94 81 2220206-7
Fax: +94 81 2204755
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