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Opposition Leader stresses the need to address issues of health workers

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Making a special statement he said health workers are carrying out their work despite high risk because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic he said has turned the whole world upside down. “health workers are actually battling to help the COVID-19 patients.

They risk their own lives. One must also see that there are pregnant women among the health workers. Therefore they should be given the option of working in hospitals which are closer to their homes while arrangements will have to be made to provide them with transport facilities. They also should be paid a risk allowance,” Mr. Premadasa said.

Also he said the government should ensure a proper vaccination programme without allowing it to be converted into a lucrative business.

“Approved vaccines have already become a lucrative business,” he said.

He noted that importation of essential drugs had taken a back seat as a result of the current pandemic. (YOHAN PERERA)

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  • RoaringCreek Saturday, 05 June 2021 08:36 AM

    First, take care of your health and get a COVID vaccine.

    Arnold Saturday, 05 June 2021 12:12 PM

    Address the issue of vaccines NOW.

    Man Sunday, 06 June 2021 07:42 AM

    How is the condition of all of your members including your wife?

    Leel Fernando Sunday, 06 June 2021 07:51 AM

    By the end of July 2021 our death toll will reach 300 per day, do something soon Sajith and save our lives.


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