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Health Minister chairs Special Performance Review Committee meeting

Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi, State Minister of Drug Production Channa Jayasumana, Secretary-General of Health Maj. Gen. Sanjeewa Munasinghe, and other officials at the meeting.
Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi, State Minister of Drug Production Channa Jayasumana, Secretary-General of Health Maj. Gen. Sanjeewa Munasinghe, and other officials at the meeting.23

Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi chaired a Special Performance Review Committee meeting set up by the Ministry of Health to take decisions on specific measures to be taken to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic at the Ministry of Health’s Auditorium, yesterday.

This Special Performance Review Committee is made up of medical administrators, administrative service officers, and specialist physicians, the Ministry of Health stated in a press release.

It is the responsibility of the Department of Health to monitor whether economic centres, rent houses, schools, and investment promotion zones in the Western Province are complying with the health guidelines on preventing the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, and it is imperative that health officers properly implements the health guidelines, the Minister of Health had pointed out.

The discussions also focused on increasing the number of COVID-19 treatment beds, increasing the number of beds in the emergency medical service, maximising the accuracy of PCR tests performed at laboratories, and providing training on COVID-19 emergency medical services to post-internship medical officers, the press release stated.

Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi had instructed the officials to pay attention to the well-being of all health staffers: to improve their transport, accommodation, and other facilities. State Minister of Drug Production Channa Jayasumana and Secretary-General of Health Maj. Gen. Sanjeewa Munasinghe were also present at the event; as were the Director-General of Health Services, additional secretaries, deputy directors-general, specialists, and other officials.