Safety of frontline staff imperative- Pavithra

2020-10-17 at 17:57

Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi says it is imperative to ensure the safety of all health sector workers and frontline staff who are working tirelessly to control and contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.

Speaking during a discussion held at the Health Ministry premises today, Minister Wanniarachchi while acknowledging the services rendered by health sector workers, requested them to continuously support the government’s programme to tackle the on-going crisis.

She also has issued directives to the Secretary of the Ministry of Health and the Director General of Health Services to address all issues faced by health sector workers.

The Health Ministry in a statement said Minister Wanniarachchi had also emphasised the importance of subjecting workers who closely associate COVID-19 patients to PCR tests periodically.