Additional doctors would be deployed on a temporary basis to minimise doctor shortages at hospitals where dengue epidemic situation existed, Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said today.
GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said following a discussion held with the Acting Health Director General the Association had decided to initiate an immediate health relief programme with the support of volunteering doctors to the task.
The Health Services Deputy Director General Dr. Amal Harsha De Silva has been appointed to coordinate the programme with the GMOA, Dr. Aluthge said.
He said GMOA is in the process of identifying the doctors who volunteer to work in those dengue epidemic hospitals, would set up them in Negombo District General Hospital, Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) Angoda, Ragama Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya Teaching Hospital and etc. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)