PCR NOT mandatory for hospital or non-hospital deaths

PCR NOT mandatory for hospital or non-hospital deaths

Written by Zulfick Farzan

16 Feb, 2022 | 11:36 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Director General of Health Services has issued a circular with respect to the deaths reported in Sri Lanka.

According to the circular, all deaths that take place in hospitals and residences or other locations are NOT subject to mandatory PCR tests.

However, a PCR can be carried out on the remains of a deceased person at the discretion of the Judicial Medical Officer.

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