Surgeries at the Matale Hospital have been temporarily halted.
Director of the hospital, Dr. Arjuna Thilakaratne said that this is due to a malfunction in the air conditioning system of the hospital theatres. Dr. Thilakaratne said that repair work on the air conditioning system has already begun and is set to finish by Friday.
Therefore, Dr. Thilakaratne stated that surgeries at the hospital will resume by Friday. However, Dr. Thilakaratne said that necessary facilities have been provided for emergency surgeries.