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More beds for hospitals, ICUs soon - Minister

A decision has been taken to increase the number of hospital beds by another 4000 to 5000 in a short period and also increase beds in intensive care units in the next few days, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Plantation Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said.He made this observation at the media briefing held yesterday at the Government Information Department to inform the decisions taken at

The Minister told this week's Cabinet briefing that the health sector and relevant other authorities have entered into COVID prevention operations in a very systematic and strong manner.

The Minister further said that this needs the support of the people as well as the support of the health and security sectors. The Minister also said that this third wave of COVID is creating a new situation by causing more complications to infected patients.

The Minister said that a special telephone number 1906 has been introduced to provide information on COVID-19 patients including the delay in admitting patients to hospitals.