Colombo identified as high-risk area for COVID: GMOA

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The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) today said the Colombo district has been identified as a high-risk area for coronavirus in addition to the Gampaha District.

GMOA Secretary Dr Shenal Fernando told the media that the capacity of PCR tests should be increased to 10,000 a day.

Dr Fernando said the 6,000 PCR tests that are being conducted daily was not sufficient.

"To do that, the Coronavirus testing policies should be updated and the correct testing policies should be announced. We requested the Health Ministry officials to update the information relating to the PCR testing algorithm as soon as possible to identify positive patients," he said.

The Government should consider several criteria such as human capacity, the number of PCR tests and the technical capacity when increasing the number of PCR tests.

"The Health Promotion Bureau should identify the areas where COVID patients reported correctly. The GMOA requested the Health Promotion Bureau to make the public aware of the correct statistics relating to the spread of patients and their associates," Dr. Fernando added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

 

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  • ANTON Friday, 16 October 2020 10:14 AM

    DONT WORRY, SOME ARE OFFERING DEVA POOJA TO PREVENT THIS.

    Mano Friday, 16 October 2020 10:25 AM

    Stop talking to the press. Speak directly to the people in charge.

    critical Friday, 16 October 2020 10:43 AM

    The entire world is strugglig to curtail the spread of this virus. On one hand people must have their living and on the other other hand we have to be protected from this infection. So this is the struggle now everywhere. Pre election period this was much under control and it is now out of control. So put aside all your political agenda give priority to protect us from this cv19. spread.

    vince Friday, 16 October 2020 02:20 PM

    the same idiots who go on strike or threaten to on a whim. can we believe or trust them? certainly not

    Umasilpa Friday, 16 October 2020 02:43 PM

    Ya all are moving here

    Slipa Saturday, 17 October 2020 11:39 PM

    Prevention is better before hit


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