COVID-19: Report authorities about weak treatment facilities

COVID-19: Report authorities about weak treatment facilities

COVID-19: Report authorities about weak treatment facilities

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

22 May, 2021 | 8:35 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The necessary measures will be taken with regard to incidents where COVID-19 patients are not being provided the proper treatment whilst being hospitalised, the Ministry of Health said.

“It is the responsibility of Hospital Chiefs to ensure that a favourable background to facilitate the proper treatment of COVID-19 patients is available at hospitals. In the event there are hospitals with weak treatment facilities for COVID-19 patients, inform the Health Ministry,” Dr. Hemanth Herath, the Deputy Director-General of Health Services said on Saturday (May 22).

However, this is NOT the case at a majority of hospitals, emphasized Dr. Herath, adding “I am aware that such incidents could be reported. So as soon as we are informed, measures will be taken to rectify the matter.”

He further emphasized that healthcare workers are trained to provide proper medical care for COVID-19 patients.

“At present, the medical staff including doctors and nurses are all trained on COVID-19 treatment measures, compared to the very limited medical staff memders that were trained on providing treatment at the initial stages of the outbreak,” Dr. Hemanth Herath, the Deputy Director-General of Health Services further noted.

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