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COVID-19: Health Ministry responds to contradiction of figures

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Dismissing the allegations leveled by certain parties that figures on COVID-19 related deaths are on the contrary, Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said today there is no room to alter or hide the figures and there is no such move at present.

Addressing the media, he said the figures with regards to COVID-19 cases and deaths are obtained after consulting various parties including doctors, judicial medical officers, public health inspectors and medical officer of health.

“This is not done on haphazard manner. Every section mentioned above makes their contribution when final figures on COVID-19 matters are released," Dr Herath stressed.

He also said whoever wishes to obtain information pertaining to COIVD-19 figures in the country, can reach the Health Ministry.

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) claimed that the actual number of COVID-19 deaths and cases in the country are higher than the official statistics released by the officials and thus they demanded an explanation from health authorities on the accuracy of figures released daily. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Sam Silva Monday, 22 February 2021 08:23 PM

    Dr, Please let us know who is honest in any government .

    roni Monday, 22 February 2021 08:46 PM

    So Dr you are saying quote # and there is no such move at present #unquote. Does it mean it cannot happen in the future. Be clear in what you say.

    Michael Ranasinghe Monday, 22 February 2021 09:15 PM

    Oh yes you don't doctor data we the public doctor the data , the doctors doctor the data and you are squeaky clean .. Save your jokes for the clowns you serve

    Borat Monday, 22 February 2021 09:36 PM

    This whole government is one big lie . As a result the ship is sinking

    GTG Monday, 22 February 2021 10:32 PM

    Most of the health sector people assume powers that they never have, moreover they wanted to be highlighted by important people, that is what they take this FAKE DISEASE CORONA forward as a TRUE one. In fact, only very few people must have died by this FAKE DISEASE.


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