The Government Medical Officers Association says vaccinations of children will be carried out at the National Eye Hospital as well from next week.
Speaking at a media briefing member of the GMOA Dr. Prasad Colambage said steps are being taken to formulate a mechanism to vaccinate all school children during the next few weeks.
Dr. Colambage said vaccinations are being administered under the supervision of specialist doctors, adding that the vaccination drive will be enforced across the island to strengthen the ongoing programme.
He claimed the GMOA has taken the lead in the inoculation of children with the support of other doctors including hospital staff.
Dr. Colambage added all children will be vaccinated within a couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, Secretary of the GMOA Dr. Senal Fernando joining the media briefing said the vaccinations of children are successfully underway.
Dr. Fernando said special attention is being paid to the vaccination of children, adding that they are being administered the Pfizer vaccine at centres across the island.
Attention was also drawn to the PCR laboratory set up at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
Dr. Colambage said the process to conduct a PCR test and issue test results within three hours, is not taking place at present.
He stated that a racket was operating to scheme funds from arrivals, adding that a solution to this issue was required.
Dr. Colambage said PCR test results being delayed is concerning, claiming the Ministry of Health has special units dedicated to address such concerns and called for prompt and timely action.
The GMOA member said it is imperative that individuals entering the country are subject to PCR tests prior to being allowed access to the country especially at a time that the coronavirus has been controlled.