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Fmr. Health Minister calls for collective efforts to fight pandemic

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Whilst stating that top priority should be given to suppress the COVID- 19 pandemic which has raised its head once again, former Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today called for a joint effort of all parties and stakeholders to overcome the situation.

Dr. Senaratne told a press conference that the present situation was not favourable to hold May Day rallies.

“I call for a joint effort of all parties and other stakeholders to fight the pandemic and top priority should be given for it and to forget all other issues including the Port City Economic Commission Bill. The situation in the country is not conducive to hold May Day rallies,” the MP said.

He also called for the setting up of COVID- Hospitals in all districts. "The ICUs in hospitals are getting full and precautions should be taken to contain this situations. I was charged with spending state funds on the Neville Fernando Hospital without acquiring it to the government. However, Sri Lanka would have been in a more serious situation if not for this hospital,” he added.

“The main issue pertaining to the current situation with regard to the pandemic is the inability to trace whether the current variant is a mutation of an already existing one or altogether a whole new variant that had come from abroad,” he said.

Asked whether he would propose for a total lock down, the MP said such a step would not help as the disease had already spread across the nation.(Yohan Perera)

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  • RoaringCreek Tuesday, 27 April 2021 08:38 PM

    Agree with Rajitha. The problem with the control of COVID-19 has handled by wrong person who was not a health professional or as a matter of fact not a professional. Yes we have professional thieves etc.

    Demuni Uduwara Wednesday, 28 April 2021 05:14 AM

    Needs must.

    Hamid Wednesday, 28 April 2021 07:29 AM

    So far people got involved doing their best,except politicians and some irresponsible public, if this man got involved,he will make it worse

    City Wednesday, 28 April 2021 11:08 AM

    You won't make this comment if you were getting treatment from the NHSL. He (RS) did a remarkable service on all areas.

    Sinna Wednesday, 28 April 2021 07:34 AM

    We saw his preparedness from very beginning,time brought students from Woohan, he is farsighted and good ability in management,country can keep faith with General

    RoaringCreek Wednesday, 28 April 2021 08:17 AM

    The price is dead, the queen in danger.

    Dee Wednesday, 28 April 2021 08:25 AM

    Whatever said and done, you did something for the health services. I may not have voted for you guys. But then again so many didn't.

    Jeeves Wednesday, 28 April 2021 02:42 PM

    Yes; in a country crisis, ALL political parties should unite to stem the flow of Covid here. This is not a time for divisive, mud-slinging politics! United we can, divided we fall!


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