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* Health Ministry issues circular allocating 50 percent of hospital beds to COVID patients
Wed, Aug 11, 2021, 10:13 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 11, Colombo: The Ministry of Health has issued a circular directing that 50 percent of the beds in all government hospitals be reserved for Covid patients with immediate effect.

Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Director General of Health Services, said these measures have been taken to keep Covid patients in hospitals without hindering the normal day-to-day routine of surgeries and caesarean sections for emergency patients, pregnant mothers etc.

In addition, patients who are recovering in the main hospitals that treat coronavirus patients will be referred to the intermediate hospitals for additional treatment and a system will be set up to accommodate the new coronavirus patients in the main hospitals on a regular basis, he said.


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