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Three Intensive Care Units (ICUs) at John Kotelawala Defense University Hospital (KDU) would be set aside for the intensive care of Covid patients, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said.

Accordingly, 24 ICU beds and 12 High Dependency Beds (HDU beds) will be set up in these units for all including Hi-flow oxygen. 

Minister Wanniarachchi paid a special visit to the John Kotelawala Defense University Hospital last night to inquire into the matter.

During the special discussion held after the visit, the Minister instructed the Secretary to the Ministry of Health and the Director General of Health Services to expedite the deployment of 30 doctors, 80 nurses and 25 junior staff members required to maintain this Intensive Care Unit.

The Secretary to the Ministry of Health and the Director General of Health Services were instructed to expedite the provision of medical equipment and medicines to strengthen the Covid care services and to provide safe accommodation and transport facilities for the medical staff coming to work in these Intensive Care Units. 

The Ministry of Health also said that the Ministry of Health has taken steps to expand intensive care services and increase the capacity of beds in hospitals and Covid treatment centers islandwide under the special program to strengthen Covid treatment services.

 

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  • RoaringCreek Friday, 30 April 2021 02:38 PM

    There are three ministers for health and no vaccine. Fail, Fail and Fail

    Bandula Friday, 30 April 2021 03:16 PM

    If you can arrange from any supplier we can buy give it a try

    RoaringCreek Friday, 30 April 2021 02:40 PM

    All this woman can do is to paise Ali Baba and his thieves.

    Lol Friday, 30 April 2021 02:53 PM

    Please take instructions from Middle East. They will give how to control the Boris and citizens

    Ram Friday, 30 April 2021 02:58 PM

    Is this information to mislead the public. KDU is affiliated to Colombo South Kalubowila Hospital and all Hospitals a full at present. Is the Minister trying to show that KDU have separate ICU? Where is that located Minister?

    Lion Friday, 30 April 2021 03:19 PM

    She was let down badly by paniya then muttiya ,saved her life finally thanks for western medicine.

    icu bed linen Friday, 30 April 2021 03:40 PM

    Umma amma...that pathetique look you give, people are now sick of. show the people pics of the ICU wards and 80 something staff. just look at that face!! බෝල ගහලා පැරදිලා වගේ...Sarr's scripts of wisdom.

    Anraiya Friday, 30 April 2021 04:57 PM

    People, please don't look at everything from the opposition point of view. If they don't criticise the government, they cannot come to power. Every myth and rumour they spread has a political agenda.

    vince Friday, 30 April 2021 06:25 PM

    No paniya or muttiya then?


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