RS. 200 million is to be allocated monthly for its operational expenses from allocations of the Ministry of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine reserved for 2017. (Colombo Gazette) Dr Ajith Mendis is to be appointed chairman of the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital in Malabe which was taken over by the Government recently.The hospital is to be acquired by the Ministry of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine and is to be incorporated by a Parliamentary act like the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital. The Board of Governors will be appointed with effect from 01 August 2017 for its administration and management under the Chairmanship of Dr. U.A. Ajith Mendis, Former Director General of Health Services.