Sri Lanka's healthcare 'in a slow-moving crash'

Patients outside the registration counter at Colombo General Hospital in Sri Lanka in April. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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BANGALORE - When Wasana Handuwala Dewage emerged from her kidney transplant operation in a Colombo hospital in September 2021, she had considered herself lucky - like the Sinhala meaning of her first name.

The teenager, now 16, who was born with a chronic kidney disease, was excited to return to school.

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