A high-level delegation of medical experts, had a discussion with Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva to explore the possibilities for accommodating COVID-19 patients for treatment at private sector hospitals.
The delegation included Consultant Surgeon Dr Maiya Gunasekera, Consultant Physician (Prof) Arjuna De Silva, Gynaecologist (Prof) Hemantha Dodampahala, Endocrinologist (Prof) Prasad Katulanda and the Consultant Physician, Dr Eranga Narangoda.
The discussion was held today at the Army Headquarters.
Those medical specialists maintained that such opportunities should remain open for the virus-infected patients wishing to receive treatment at private sector hospitals since this could also help ease prevailing congestion at government hospitals.
Meanwhile, the Army Commander assured them that their concerns would be taken up at the NOCPCO Task Force, Director General of Health Services and other authorities before a decision is made in this regard.