Non-essential and non-urgent surgeries to be delayed in Government hospitals in Sri Lanka

Lady Ridgeway hospital is one of Sri Lanka's biggest healthcare facilities for children

Doctors say hospitals are running out of medicines and essential supplies

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health says a decision has been taken to postpone non-essential and non-urgent surgeries at government hospitals.

However, essential and urgent surgeries will be performed as usual, according to the Ministry of Health.