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President concerns to protect people with non-communicable diseases

November 12, 2020

  • People in Western Province are prohibited from travelling outside the  Province 
  • Special attention to protect people with non-communicable diseases
  • Every regional dispensary to function

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed relevant officials to initiate steps to prevent the movements from Western Province to the other parts of the island to contain the further spread of the virus situation during the daily briefing held with the members of ‘Task Force for COVID-19 Prevention’ at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (11).

President has directed to monitor, whether the parties involved in the delivery of goods to isolated areas are following the correct mechanisms, the President's Media Division said.

Meanwhile, the President has emphasized that no one should be allowed either to ‘enter’ or ‘exit’ the designated areas.

President Rajapaksa  directed relevant parties to address the current situation on priority basis and disseminate applicable guidelines and conduct awareness campaigns quickly to protect those suffering from non-communicable diseases and to prevent them from Coronavirus infection during the meeting.

Realizing the hardships encountered by the people in accessing major hospitals, the President has emphasized that regional dispensaries across the country should be kept open as soon as possible.

He has stated that the required resource personnel such as Doctors, Nurses, Midwives and other essential staffers should be deployed to these dispensaries, the President's Media Division also said.