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Consultant Doctors meet Health Minister, present 7 proposals

Consultant Doctors meet Health Minister

Representatives of the Association of Medical Specialists met with Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi recently and presented seven proposals for the control of the spread of COVID-19.

They presented the following proposals to the Health Minister:

01. All those with cough or cold should follow proper safety measures in providing service until it is confirmed they are COVID-19 positive.

02. Expand all research and criteria on Coronavirus.

04. Patients arriving at hospitals for cough or cold to be treated at special wards.

05. Provide all safety gear to medical staff treating COVID -19 patients according to proper procedure.

06. Provide life insurance facilities for the health workers treating Coronavirus patients.

07. Obtain specialist advice during clinical treatment.

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi thanked the medical specialists for their proposals including an insurance scheme for the health staff. She assured that proper attention would be given to their proposals.

The Specialist medical professionals thanked the Health Minister for her proper management of this situation and for taking farsighted timely decisions.

The Health Ministry Secretary Badrani Jayawardena, Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe, President of the Association of Medical Specialists Dr. Lalantha Ranasinghe, Secretary Dr. Ashoka Gunaratne and several others were also present at this meeting.

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