Nurses yet to receive COVID-19 vaccines; union claims

Nurses yet to receive COVID-19 vaccines; union claims

Nurses yet to receive COVID-19 vaccines; union claims

Written by Staff Writer

03 May, 2021 | 8:48 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Nurses have not been provided COVID-19 vaccines, H.M.S.B. Medawatte, the General Secretary of the All Ceylon Nurses Union has said.

“…not a single nurse has been provided even the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the health ministry,” Medawatte claimed.

Bimal Rathnayake, the national organizer of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna pointed out that the government is controlling the rate of PCR tests as a “political tactic”.

“They couldn’t administer the vaccines that were received free of charge, based on an internationally accepted mechanism,” Rathnayake noted.

He likened the effectiveness of the government’s administration to the Dhammika tonic.

Dr Nalinda Jayatissa, a former MP of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna pointed out that the government had failed to prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 variant.

“On the 8th of April researchers at the Sri Jayawardenapura University, detected that the new variant of the COVID-19 virus has re-entered the country,” Dr Jayatissa said.

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