The Public Health Inspector’s Union of Sri Lanka says officials who are issuing circulars without approval from technical officers and specialists at ground level must be held responsible if a health crisis arises in future.
Speaking to media, Chairman of the Union Upul Rohana also criticized the new circular issued by the Director General of Health Services, releasing first contacts of COVID-19 patients from quarantine and limiting the conduct of PCR and rapid antigen tests.
Rohana stated as there are a large number of infected individuals in society, PHIs are not calling for PCR and rapid antigen tests to be conducted at a large scale.
He stated however as a result of tests conducted in several areas across the country being reduced, the real situation in the country and the increase or decrease in patients is unclear.
He added therefore it may lead to a grave crisis. Upul Rohana said the Union condemns efforts to completely halt the conduct of PCR and rapid antigen tests.
He said therefore officials who reached the relevant decisions must take responsibility, if a crisis arises.