Zonal lockdown required in the country : GMOA

Zonal lockdown required in the country : GMOA

Zonal lockdown required in the country : GMOA

Written by Staff Writer

14 Oct, 2020 | 9:14 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has said that the zones in the country that are highly vulnerable to COVID-19 must be placed under lockdown.

“The concept of zonal lockdown is vital at this stage,” Dr Naveen De Soysa, the assistant secretary of the GMOA said.

The GMOA has also raised concerns on the capacity of Sri Lanka’s healthcare system to deal with a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases.

“We must identify alternatives to accommodate patients,” Dr Haritha Aluthge, the editor of the GMOA pointed out.

Dr Aluthge said that the country has been fortunate to not have experienced a greater need for Intensive Care Unit facilities to treat COVID-19 patients.

`We only have 600 intensive care beds across the country,” he added.

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