The Government Medical Officers Association says the data gathering process pertaining to the coronavirus is a failure.
Member of the GMOA Executive Committee Dr. Prasad Colambage speaking at a media briefing today said the government lacks a method to determine whether a lockdown should be imposed, owing to issues within the data gathering and assessing process.
Dr. Colambage said if the COVID-19 data being issued is accurate, the number of virus-related deaths should reduce.
Dr. Colambage said hospitals are full with coronavirus patients while cemeteries are conducting final rites of COVID-victims.
He charged that the government lacks a mechanism for the next week and months ahead.
Dr. Colambage added a scientific approach must be taken following which information must be disseminated and decisions reached.
The GMOA member said the number of deaths recorded daily are pneumonia-related adding that COVID-19 deaths are likely higher than reported as COVID-linked deaths are unaccounted for.
He called on the government to have a plan for the management of the country across all sectors claiming that the imposition of travel restrictions however is humorous.
Dr. Prasad Colambage added laws must be enforced diligently and stringently.