The Ministry of Health says 36,220 coronavirus infected individuals who were part of the home-based care programme have fully recovered from COVID-19.
Speaking at a media briefing in Colombo today, Director of Tertiary Care Services of the Ministry Dr. Ayanthi Karunarathne said 14,152 persons are currently being monitored under the programme.
She noted 68 percent of those who are part of the programme are from the Western Province.
Dr. Ayanthi Karunarathne noted that individuals are selected for the programme following determinations by the Public Health Inspectors or Medical Officers of Health, adding that a COVID positive patient’s symptoms, living conditions at home, caregivers and telephone facilities are all considered.
Dr. Karunaratne said the public can contact 1390 to obtain recommendations on individuals who are eligible for the domestic care programme.