Medical consultants seek possibilities of treating COVID-19 patients at private hospitals

Medical consultants seek possibilities of treating COVID-19 patients at private hospitals

December 4, 2020   04:04 pm

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A high-level delegation of medical experts, comprised of consultants and medical specialists had a cordial discussion with Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva to explore the possibilities for accommodating COVID-19 patients for treatment at private sector hospitals, if they so desire.

The meeting took place at the Army Headquarters on Thursday (03). 

The delegation comprised Consultant Surgeon Dr Maiya Gunasekera, Consultant Physician (Prof) Arjuna De Silva, Gynaecologist (Prof) Hemantha Dodampahala, Endocrinologist (Prof) Prasad Katulanda and the Consultant Physician, Dr Eranga Narangoda.

They have maintained that such opportunities should remain open for the virus-infected patients who wish to receive treatment at private sector hospitals since this could also help ease prevailing congestion at state sector facilities and create more space largely for less income groups.

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva assured them that their concerns would be taken up shortly at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of Covid-19 (NOCPCO) Task Force, Director General of Health Services and other authorities before a decision is made in this regard.

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