Elpitiya residents seek Medical Officer | Daily News

Elpitiya residents seek Medical Officer

Nearly two months have passed since the transfer of the Elpitiya Medical Officer of Health, but no substitute Medical Officer has been appointed so far, residents of the area said.

The former Medical Officer was transferred by the Health Ministry to the Balapitiya Hospital as a Psychiatrist on December 31. The Additional Health Officer who was there at that time has been appointed as the Acting Medical Officer of Health.

The residents have urged authorities to fill the vacancy as there has been an increase in COVID-19 positive patients from Elpitiya but their request has been neglected so far.

Director of Health Services Dr. Chandima Siritunga said that the transfer was made by the Galle District Office and the former Medical Officer of Health had been released without a successor.