Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
13 Nov, 2020 | 7:51 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps has rendered unwavering support to the medical authorities in battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka, Army Commander, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said on Friday (Nov. 13).
“The Medical Corps of Sri Lanka Army took on the responsibility of taking care of the Sri Lankans who were repatriated from Wuhan, China. Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps along with the medical units of the Tri-Forces have operated quarantine centres and successfully facilitated the quarantine process of over 45,000 people who returned from overseas,” Army Commander – Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, the Head of the National Operation Centre on Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak said.
Addressing an event held at the NOCPCO headquarters, the Army Commander noted that 3102 positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed attached to the Minuwangoda cluster, while 6120 were connected to the Peliyagoda Fish Market.
“Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps has come forward to upgrade the condition of hospitals in the country whenever required to increase facilities. Further, the Medical Corps also took on the task of establishing hospitals and also converting quarantine centres as treatment facilities against the backdrop of lack of facilities. The Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps is doing a great service,” Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva emphasized.
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