Health Ministry gets free calls through MoU with SLT

Health Ministry gets free calls through MoU with SLT

April 10, 2011   01:17 pm

The Ministry of Health has reached a special agreement with Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) regarding the telephone charges of the Ministry and all institutions affiliated to it. The Ministry stated that a MoU has been signed by the Health Minister Miathripala Sirisena and SLT chiefs in this regard.

Therefore from now on there will be no charges for calls made between government hospitals, health institutions and all establishments affiliated to the Health Ministry.

Sri Lanka Telecom through the MoU has further agreed to provide a 50% reduction of charges on all other phone calls made.

The Ministry of Health revealed that through this agreement, which has been signed for a period of 5 years, the Ministry is expected to save around Rs. 78 million a year in costs.

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