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Body bags sought to maintain stock of medical supplies: Jasinghe

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Health Services Director Dr. Anil Jasinghe said today that the Health Ministry requested the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) 1,000 body bags not with the expectation of a possible increase of COVID 19 casualties but on the Health Ministry policy of maintaining a specific stock of medical supplies.

Commenting on the controversy created on the social media on the Health Ministry’s request for 1,000 body bags from the ICRC, Dr. Jasinghe said, as a policy, the Health Ministry was maintaining a specific stock of medical equipment, drugs and other essential in order to face any medical emergency.

“We never expect a big increase of COVID 19 related deaths as the Health Ministry with the able support of the Sri Lanka Army, Navy, the Air Force and the Sri Lanka Police have been able to successfully control the viral infection and the number of deaths to the minimum possible. Therefore, no one must unnecessarily panic on this order. It is just only a policy matter,” Dr. Jasinghe stressed. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

  Comments - 6

  • kamal gamage Monday, 27 April 2020 05:09 PM

    This reminds me the "desi achchi's manik malla"

    Aruna Manipura Monday, 27 April 2020 05:20 PM

    LOL.... Then, bodies must be put in the pharmaceuticals/medicines storing bags...... "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." - Abraham Lincoln

    Kapila Senaratne Monday, 27 April 2020 05:49 PM

    Shouldn’t the medical supply be kept in cooler environments?

    DJ Tuesday, 28 April 2020 08:24 AM

    Doctor the stupid denial messed up big time, don't compound it further

    brainmaster Thursday, 30 April 2020 09:35 PM

    who will believe such a blatant stupide lie ??

    Dhanushka Friday, 01 May 2020 08:28 PM

    This was leaked by Rajitha' s golaya.who work in medical supply unit. They want to create problems

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