Public advised to take stock of situation

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The Association of Medical Specialists (AMS) appealed to the public to take stock of the situation and avoid misunderstandings.

President and General Secretary of the AMS, Drs. Lakumar Fernando and R. Gnanasekerem said that the economic situation has deteriorated to the extent that the Government has failed to provide  citizens with their basic needs. “This has already given rise to a significant impact on the provisions of health care,” they said.

The lack of essential medicine, lifesaving drugs, equipment, devices and other essential consumables in most government hospitals makes it almost impossible to give patient care even with minimum facilities at this juncture. Health sector employees are compelled to inform the public of their inability to administer prompt services, the two doctors lamented.

 “It is purely due to reasons beyond our control,” they said.

“Health care workers are not in a position to reach hospitals on time due to the lack of transport stemming from the fuel shortage,” they said, appealing to the public to be mindful of the situation and avoid misunderstanding.

(DJ)