Lady Ridgeway COVID-19 ward oversaturated: Dr. Wijesuriya

Lady Ridgeway COVID-19 ward oversaturated: Dr. Wijesuriya

Lady Ridgeway COVID-19 ward oversaturated: Dr. Wijesuriya

Written by Amani Nilar

08 Aug, 2021 | 11:09 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The number of children being infected with COVID-19 is rapidly increasing, health officials state.

Dr. G. Wijesuriya, Director of Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital, said that about 160 children are currently being treated for COVID-19.

However, he pointed out that the four COVID-19 wards at the hospital can only accommodate 120 children.

Therefore, one floor of the Ayurvedic Hospital in Rajagiriya has been allocated to treat children infected with COVID-19, Dr. Wijesuriya stated.

The Doctor also said that the hospital will continue to accept children infected with COVID-19 despite the hospital wards being oversaturated. Moreover, children being treated for other causes are being kept separate from the infected children at their respective wards, he further added.

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