‘We Are On The Edge’, warns Association of Medical Specialists; Govt. urged to revisit restrictions

‘We Are On The Edge’, warns Association of Medical Specialists; Govt. urged to revisit restrictions

‘We Are On The Edge’, warns Association of Medical Specialists; Govt. urged to revisit restrictions

Written by Zulfick Farzan

10 Aug, 2021 | 5:53 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) ; Sri Lanka has almost reached maximum health care capacity in almost all of the health care facilities throughout the country, warned the Association of Medical Specialists in a Press Release titled ‘COVID-19 : We Are On The Edge’.

‘State morgues have already exceeded their storage capacity. The situation is equally grim even if one has financial means as the private sector is also stretched to it’s limit,’ the statement added.

The Association of Medical Specialists warn that the daily death toll is ever increasing and Sri Lanka currently records one of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the world.

The Association of Medical Specialists are of the opinion that much tougher movement restrictions should be imposed sooner than later as there is no time left for
complacency.

‘Without such measures, the health care system will have little breathing space to optimise the care extended to critical Covid as well as non Covid patients,’ it added.

The Association of Medical Specialists urge the government to revisit its Covid-19 restriction protocols in the wake of surging numbers of critical patients and deaths.

‘Even though we have the best vaccination drive in the world (at present), we don’t expect the current vaccination drive to have an impact on the present wave of the epidemic which is playing havoc in our country,’ said the statement.

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