The Ministry of Health has decided to promptly obtain a district-level list containing details of individuals who are above the age of 60 years from District Secretaries.
Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella said the programme to vaccinate the entire population will be expedited in the next few days.
The Health Minister made this remark when he met the representatives of the Government Medical Officers’ Association yesterday.
This is the first meeting between the GMOA and the newly appointed Health Minister who took over the reins from Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi.
Minister Rambukwella has said attention has been drawn towards vaccinating children under the age of 18 years as well.
The GMOA has indicated that the technical responsibility of coronavirus mitigation efforts is with the Epidemiology Unit and therefore the Health Ministry should draw its attention towards supporting its programme.