Colombo, May 16 (newsin.asia) – Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control State Minister Dr Sudarshani Fernandopulle said that necessary arrangements have been made to monitor and treat asymptomatic COVID-19 patients at their homes from Monday (17).
“If any of the asymptomatic patients suffer from any complications, they will be hospitalized for treatment” Minister Dr Sudarshani said. However, “steps would be taken to admit them to hospitals if they come up with complications”, she added.
Due to the high number of cases reported in the country, patients who test positive are not immediately taken to a Covid intermediate treatment facility but instead wait at home for at least 3 to 4 days.
The coronavirus vaccination programme is ongoing in the country, despite an islandwide travel restriction being enforced till Monday (17).
The vaccination programme will be carried out in 56 vaccination centres in the Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara Districts.