Well-developed hospital system
Sri Lanka possesses high standards of healthcare when compared to the WHO region of South East Asia. The healthcare structure of the country is very well defined, with primary, secondary and tertiary care hospitals and specialty centres. There is one National Hospital, 20 teaching hospitals and 18 district general hospitals at the top of the hospital hierarchy. The bed strength of the government hospital sector is 78 243 with 81.5 medical officers per 100000 population.
In addition, dedicated tertiary-care hospitals for cardiovascular disease, oncology, psychiatry, pediatrics, infectious diseases, and chest disease provide services to large patient bases in the relevant disease areas.