Medical Wants (Amendment) Law

Medical Wants (Amendment) Law


BE it enacted by the National State Assembly of the Republic of Sri Lanka as follows: –
Short title.
1. This Law may be cited as the Medical Wants (Amendment) Law, No. 28 of 1974.
Replacement of section 10 of Chapter 226.
2. Section 10 of the Medical Wants Ordinance is hereby repealed, and the following new section substituted therefor:-

Charges payable by superintendent
10. The following sums shall be payable by superintendents in respect of medical services rendered under this Ordinance: –

(a) in respect of every visit to an estate for the purpose of attendance on any sick labourer or labourers, five rupees;
(b) in respect of the maintenance of a sick immigrant labourer in a hospital for each day, or an outstanding part of a day, in the period of maintenance, or for the entire period of maintenance, if it is less than a day, three rupees and fifty cents, or such other sum as may from time to time be prescribed.
Provided that-

(i) where such period exceeds a day, no sum shall be paid under paragraph (b) in respect of the day such labourer leaves the hospital, if he leaves before noon; and
(ii) the liability under that paragraph shall not extend beyond a period of sixty days.”.