As the Covid epidemic has reached a critical stage Concerning the situation, a district level lockdown is a must at the moment President of the Association of Medical Specialists Dr Lakkumar Fernando said today (05) . He added that his association and a number of other medical associations had been urged this by letters to the government today that this situation was urgent despite the risks.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has given a Geneva prognosis for the number of deaths today. Deaths could increase. He emphasized that the number of deaths would not increase in another week with the number of patients being reported today and that immediate action should be taken to control the situation.
“About 2672 patients were reported yesterday. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that infections can triple the number of cases reported in a single day, on average. Accordingly, the epidemic has reached a critical stage. Isolation at the Grama Niladhari territory level to get rid of this situation is like draining the running water without closing an open tap.
Lockdown is not a curfew or a complete shutdown. It made Australia successful. They opened supermarkets 24 hours a day, opened pharmacies, reduced mobilization and maintained economic activity. We must adapt this program to suit our country as well. We can fix it. We have emphasized this to the authorities. He said.
He further stated that some health authorities hide the true nature of the epidemic from the decision making authority. The President of the Medical Specialists’ Association stressed that there is a crisis in decision making as they hide this fact and in the face of such a situation, all the parties representing the political authorities have the responsibility to act with the same understanding and understanding.