Sri Lanka | 29th June 2021 | Virtual Wire
Sri Lankan Health Ministry introduced a new hotline number 1390 to create a new process to properly care for Covid – 19 patients at home.
The patients who are classified to be treated at home will be in touch with the respective regional medical officers on daily basis via the 1390 hotline.
Accordingly, the patients whose conditions become worse would be directed to hospitals and further treatment under the supervision of medical officers.
The Health Ministry of Sri Lanka stated that would be given to symptomatic patients above the age of 60 in directing them to hospitals and treatments centres.
This program is currently in operation in the Kalutara District as a pilot project and the ministry hopes to expand it to the Western Province and the entire country.
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