Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama steps down from COVID-19 technical committee

Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama steps down from COVID-19 technical committee

Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama steps down from COVID-19 technical committee

Written by Amani Nilar

07 Sep, 2021 | 12:19 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st):  Senior Consultant Physician at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH), Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama has stepped down from the Health Ministry’s COVID Technical Committee, the Director-General of Public Health Services says.

Dr. Wijewickrama has stepped down from the technical committee due to disagreements with decisions taken by the committee.

Deputy Director-General of Public Health Services, Dr. Hemantha Herath said that Dr. Ananda was instrumental in developing protocols to face the pandemic.

‘I request him to rethink his decision and join with us again,’ said Dr. Herath.

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