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The Health Ministry plans to bring in laws to mandate private medical doctors to maintain patient records. The Health Ministry plans to bring in laws to mandate private medical doctors to maintain patient records. The laws will be incorporated into an upcoming Private Medical Institutions Act, spelling out a hospital’s rights, duties and obligations towards patient care, Health & Nutrition Minister, Nimal Siripala de Silva said.

“However, the success of all these systems, depends on consultants as well. They should be taught IT skills to input patient data,” de Silva said during the launch of Sri Lanka’s first tri-lingual e-commerce site by eChannelling.

eChannelling, links private healthcare specialists and patients through a central booking system.

The firm, which is listed on the Colombo bourse, is available through 900 outlets islandwide – on the web and partner outlets.

It’s booking system, is now being expanded to offer value added services like health check ups at some of Colombo’s top private hospitals.

Patients can use the English, Sinhala or Tamil portal, to book a doctor at