COVID-19 patients to get treatment facilities to their residence

It has been decided to treat Covid-19 infected patients at treatment facilities or Intermediate Care Centres closest to their area of residence.

The decision was made during a meeting chaired by Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi and attended by State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle this morning (17).

The Health Minister had made the decision after taking into consideration the psychological impact on the infected person and their respective family members.

Measures are in place to provide necessary medical equipment to the treatment centers set up by organizations other than the health ministry.

The process to acquire the necessary Covid-19 vaccine doses to administer the second dose will be expedited by the State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC) as per instructions.