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COVID-19 patients to be confined for two days at home prior to being taken to hospitals

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COVID-19 infected patients have to be confined to their homes for at least two days prior to be taken to hospitals and treatment centres due to the insufficient space at hospitals and treatment centres, sources said.

According to the Public Health Inspectors Union, nearly 200 patients infected with COVID-19 in the Gampaha District had not been taken to hospitals by Wednesday (27) afternoon and therefore, had to remain in their homes. All patients, who were confined to their homes in the Gampaha district, were diagnosed with the virus after the 18th of this month. Public Health Inspectors Union Secretary said the available space at treatment centres had been exceeded resulting in their inability of admitting patients into the centres.

“Hence, the patients have to stay at home at least for two days and warned that such a situation could lead to the spread and exacerbation of the disease.” “This situation is obvious when average of 700 COVID patients are currently being reported on a daily basis,” he said. the Union Secretary said such patients would be taken into treatment centres on availability of space. (SHEAIN FERNANDOPULLE)

  Comments - 15

  • Michael Ranasinghe Friday, 29 January 2021 06:59 AM

    Hold on I thought we are the 10th best in managing Covid ???? We don't have hospitals to even treat 10,000 Covid infected patients ???Wow

    Royalty Friday, 29 January 2021 07:41 AM

    We do Mike. All depends on which side of the fence you are on !! If you've been knighted by the queen, then even you -Sir Michael- have a chance...ha..ha

    Paul Friday, 29 January 2021 08:02 AM

    Yes, you are definitely correct. We don't know who has rated our country has been 10th.

    Asanka Friday, 29 January 2021 11:56 AM

    But we have enough cattle shed 'treatment' centres

    Sympathizer Friday, 29 January 2021 07:46 AM

    Nona gatha period

    Selvakumar Friday, 29 January 2021 08:04 AM

    It's about vaccines applie to patients ???

    Sokrates Friday, 29 January 2021 08:13 AM

    Now the health system, has been collapsed. This means, that the numbers of infected person given by the government are absolutely wrong. Soon we will have a situation like in Brazil where the people are perishing at the front of hospital doors.

    Ralaharamy Friday, 29 January 2021 08:14 AM

    We have vast areas for preaching religions. Can these clean space be used to house COVID patients for isolation with barest facility? Whom will they preach after the followers are dead? I don't intend mischief please. In London mosques has set the example.

    Padeniya Friday, 29 January 2021 09:28 AM

    1869 Covid 19 patients have recovered and discharged from hospitals on 28th January ?

    CEY Friday, 29 January 2021 09:46 AM

    Why dont they keep the 10 days at home (Quarantined home) like all other countries, Unless they have a breathing problem to take to a hospital. ?

    Panduka Wijayasinghe Friday, 29 January 2021 10:11 AM

    If the general public doesn't act more responsibly, realizing the gravity of the situation, soon people will start dying at home, due unavailability of space at hospitals.

    Kumaran Friday, 29 January 2021 10:48 AM

    Terrible. Why did not the health authorities forsee this situation. When the Peliyagoda and Minuwangoda cluster began govt should have prepared for this situation.

    Mm Friday, 29 January 2021 10:53 AM

    Gone out of control noh? We are doomed

    Patriot Friday, 29 January 2021 11:18 AM

    Tough times are ahead, according to Bill Gates.

    Jose Mo Friday, 29 January 2021 05:34 PM

    There is no need to be taken to quarantine centre if you test positive. Talking through my personal experience overseas where I am home quarantining . I was feeling unwell lady week and went to a clinic and was tested positive. The lab tech who tested me walked up to me very professionally and told me I was Covid positive and not to worry. He took me aside and told me to wait outside the clinic and the doctor would advise. I stood outside for about 5 minutes and the doctor came and gathered details of my contacts etc. and then advised me to home quarantine for ten days. Today is day 7 and I am perfectly fine just with home remedies, steak inhalation, vit c and d, fruits and meals on time whilst monitoring the oxygen levels to ensure nothing untoward us happening internally. Happy to say that if you home quarantine and take precautions you do not need to go to the quarantine center. I suppose some people in Sri Lanka cannot home quarantine due to family size and accommodation used.


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