COVID patients admitted to ICUs on the rise

2020-12-04 at 13:12

Health authorities have revealed, the number of coronavirus patients admitted to Intensive Care Units has seen a gradual increase in recent days.

Deputy Director General of Public Health Dr. Hemantha Herath speaking to NewsRadio however assured Sri Lanka has an adequate number of ICU beds to treat the increasing number of patients, adding patients with other ailments have also been admitted to the ICU.

He noted that three or four patients were admitted to the ICU a few months back, while adding the number has increased to 12 at present.

However, he stressed measures have been taken to meet the increasing demand for ICU beds.