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PHIA ready to support home quarantine of COVID-19 patients

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The Public Health Inspector’s Association (PHIA) said the Association is ready to cooperate in the effort to treat patients at homes if necessary facilities are provided immediately. Public Health Inspector’s Association (PHIA) President Upul Rohana said that there is a risk of patients dying at homes if the process is not expedited.

He said that many patients are accusing the PHIs of the lack of facilities available at treatment centres. The ground level control of the COVID-19 virus is currently in disarray, he said.

State Minister Dr.Sudharshani Fernandopulle had said patients would be allowed to be treated in their houses. We stressed that existing doctors at the Health Medical Offices are insufficient and also adequate drugs are unavailable,” Rohana said.

Rohana also condemned allegations directed at the Epidemiology Unit. “ The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) intervenes from time to time in such a manner as to inactivate the COVID-19 administration.The GMOA is unhappy with Chief Epidemiologist Dr.Sudath Samaraweera on several issues for some reason,” he added.

Public Health Inspector’s Association (PHIA) President Upul Rohana.

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