Dedicated services of Medical staff & Tri-Forces commended

2020-03-27 at 06:45

Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi says the dedicated services of medical staff and the Tri-Forces in Sri Lanka amidst tackling the effects of a global pandemic in the country, must be recognised and respected by the nation.

Speaking at the daily media briefing held at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) the Minister of Health said there have been incidents of negative bias reported against employees of the Health sector for treating COVID-19 positive patients and requested the public to treat such individuals with respect.

Minister Wanniarachchi also expressed her views on the President’s decision to grant Samurdhi beneficiary families a concessionary loan of Rs.10,000.

The Minister commended the President’s decision to grant a Rs.10,000 loan without interest for over 2 million beneficiaries of the Samurdhi Benefit.

She noted they will receive a six month grace period with the ability to pay back the loan within one and a half years.

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