The Public Health Inspectors Union warns that health authorities may lose control of the pandemic, if Sri Lanka continuously reports more than 4,000 daily infections.
Speaking to media today, Chairman of the Union Upul Rohana explained that daily infection numbers were increasing continuously as people were exploiting their privileges as essential service providers, to move about during quarantine curfew.
The PHI expects a reduction in cases after the second week of September, which marks 14 days after quarantine curfew was imposed.
However, he said the expected results will not be achieved since people are travelling, exploiting certain privileges of essential services.
Upul Rohana stressed it was a strain on ground level and hospital healthcare staff, who are overworked due to efforts to control the pandemic.
Therefore the PHI Union Chairman said the only solution is to limit movement within districts.
The Union Chairman commenting on discrepancies in the government vaccination drive, requested the Police to aid health authorities and prevent persons from other districts travelling between boundaries to obtain certain vaccine jabs.
He explained that people were scared of the high death rate being reported, and even travelled to the Puttalam District to obtain the Pfizer vaccine.
He claimed the vaccination drive will only be practical if persons received the vaccine from their respective district.