Govt. to transport cancer patients to hospital amidst curfew

Govt. to transport cancer patients to hospital amidst curfew

Govt. to transport cancer patients to hospital amidst curfew

Written by Staff Writer

08 May, 2020 | 3:26 pm

COLOMBO (News1st) : The government has launched a service to transport cancer patients to the Apeksha Hospital in Maharagama, amidst the curfew imposed due to COVID-19.

Many patients visiting the hospital from farther areas had complained regarding the difficulties in travelling due to the curfew, according to the transport ministry.

Accordingly, transport minister Mahinda Amaraweera had instructed the Sri Lanka Transport Board to launch a mechanism immediately to rectify this issue.

The ministry noted that these patients were facing difficulties to visit clinics during the last two months and were unable to obtain medicine.

Sri Lanka entered a countrywide curfew from May 6 to 11, in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

 

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