Former Minister of Health Parliamentarian Rajitha Senarathne has warned that a dangerous situation may arise over the next few days as a result of the lack of attention given towards the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Speaking to media in Colombo MP Senarathne said a majority of Intensive Care Units in hospitals are full with patients.
MP Senarathne said the government is disinterested in the coronavirus situation, adding that medical associations have repeatedly made requests to take suitable action in imposing restrictions.
The MP however said senior authorities have disregarded all such concerns raised even by officials of the Health Ministry, adding that those not in the medical field are taking decisions related to the COVID-19 situation.
The MP reiterated the country is facing a dangerous situation and called on the government to take prompt action as hospital systems are crumbling due to excessive COVID-patients.
MP Senarathne further stated the decision to summon all state sector employees including teachers to work amidst the prevailing COVID-19 situation, is wrong adding instead of gathering people, the government should be dispersing individuals.
Referring to COVID-19 cases in Brisbane, the MP said the city is placed under lockdown with the detection of a mere 25 patients, adding that in Sri Lanka 2,500 positive cases are now being reported daily.
He claimed the government will be held responsible for COVID-related deaths and its inaction.
The Parliamentarian also stated that the current wave of the coronavirus cannot be prevented by vaccinations alone, adding immunity is built only after three weeks of receiving the vaccine.
He stated that Ministers offices are also being closed owing to the spread of the coronavirus.