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The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Canada jointly donated a stock of medical equipment to Sri Lanka on Thursday (4).

High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka David McKinnon said on the occasion that the launch of the ‘booster’ vaccine in Sri Lanka was a very positive step and would be even more important if it were extended to other groups in the future.

The Canadian High Commissioner further said that Sri Lanka has managed the vaccination process very well and maintain a very successful level.

Country Representative of the World Health Organization Dr. Alaka Singh commended the COVID home treatment programme implemented in Sri Lanka and said that it is a example to the world.

Dr. Singh said that it was important to launch such a treatment programme not only for the COVID 19 but also for other ailments, which would help reduce unnecessary congestion in hospitals.

Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that while he has a responsibility to protect himself from the disease during the pandemic, he also has a responsibility to prevent it from spreading to another person, and in such a context, it would be a good idea to make the vaccination card mandatory in public places.

Health Miniser Rambukwella said that the WHO should also be commended for the high success of the home treatment programme being implemented in the country and that many members of the Government and the health service have worked hard in this regard.

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