Chief Physician at the Colombo National Hospital Dr. Upul Dissanayake says Sri Lanka’s coronavirus situation has been largely controlled owing to the prompt vaccination drive.
Speaking at a media briefing yesterday, Dr. Dissanayake said the number of COVID-positive patients being treated at the Colombo National Hospital has also drastically reduced.
He said there was a time when over 700 patients were being treated for the coronavirus at the Colombo National Hospital with 200-250 patients among them requiring oxygen.
He said around 30-35 COVID-patients are being treated at present.
Dr. Dissanayake said seven patients are currently being observed at the Intensive Care Unit, opposed to 30 patients previously.
Dr. Dissanayake said the patients currently receiving treatment at the National Hospital were individuals suffering from coronavirus complications who were identified during the previous COVID-wave adding a majority of new infections don’t exhibit severe complications and recover rapidly.