The number of normal and ICU admissions of COVID-19 patients has drastically come down at the Colombo National Hospital and thereby the situation at the Hospital is currently under control, Health officials underlined.
Consultant physician of the CNH Dr. Upul Dissanayake told a news briefing today that the number of patients at the Hospital which was around 700 a few months ago has come down to 30 by now.
“The number of ICU admissions has come down to seven which was around 30 while the number of oxygen- dependent patients has also considerably dropped through the last few weeks,” he stated.
“In addition, the patients who currently come to seek medication do not show much complications unlike in the previously reported cases,” he argued.
Dr. Dissanayake said one of the prime reasons for this is the success gained from massive vaccination programme in the country.
“However, it is of utmost importance that we maintain this momentum by not letting COVID cases surge once again,” he added.
Thus, Dr. Dissanayake requested people to avoid human behaviour and social interactions that lead to super-spreader events where people in large numbers gather in a limited area easing the disease to spread much more than it used to be. (