The Association of Health Professionals has questioned the government if the COVID-19 situation in Sri Lanka has diminished.
President of the Association Ravi Kumudesh addressing a media briefing yesterday said the actions of government authorities, indicate that attention is not being directed to the risk of the pandemic.
He said the Ministry of Health and other health officials are berating the public adding that it is important to prevent another COVID-wave from emerging. However, he questioned if the government and the Health Ministry is doing its part in mitigating the coronavirus at present.
Kumudesh charged that government policies do not include the threat of the coronavirus.
He charged the Health Ministry of reaching decisions based on various mafias and not on scientific research. Kumudesh said failure to act with responsibility will result in COVID-19 spreading further.
He claimed that under such circumstances a new wave of COVID-19 emerging is inevitable, with more deaths and cases also expected under such a situation.
However, he stated that the government will not bear responsibility in the event another wave of the virus emerges, adding that the 15,000 deaths is also not a concern to the government.
Kumudesh noted that only the families who lost a loved one would be affected.