Dec 09, 2017

Payment due to Kidney patients unpaid! Featured

The monies due to be paid to kidney patients in 2016 had not been paid properly to them, it is reported.

The Treasury had provided funds of Rs. 667.22 million to the Social Empowerment and Welfare Ministry to be paid to 19,645 identified kidney patients.

However, only 15,453 patients had received their payments amounting to Rs. 486.80 million while 4192 patients had not received their money.

Therefore, as a result Rs. 180.42 million has been left over at the end of that year.

Kidney patients receive Rs. 5,000 per month based on a pledge made by President Maithripala Sirisena.