1990 Suwaseriya frontline workers to recieve vaccine first
The 1990 Suwasariya Ambulance Service plays a significant role in curbing Covid-19, and as they can be identified as frontline members in the struggle, Suwasariya Ambulance Service will also be given priority in administering vaccines, the State Minister of Primary Health Services, Pandemics and COVID Prevention Sudarshini Fernandopulle states.
The Minister stated this while participating in an inspection of the 1990 Suwaseriya Ambulance headquarters in Rajagiriya.
She also observed the role of the Suwasariya Ambulance Service during the Covid-19 crisis, its operations and discussed with the institution authorities on how to proceed in the future.
With 297 ambulances and a total staff of 1,399 including drivers, the call center receives more than 5,300 telephone calls a day and has so far received 3,424,590 telephone calls to the Suwasariya Operations Center.
The average cost per day for a Suwasariya ambulance service is Rs. 5,332 and it is a completely free service to the public. The cost for this in the last 10 months is over Rs. 1,500 million, the Minister stated.
Thank you for t appreciation of #1990SuwaSeriya life saving service we created. Yes, it is absolutely amazing. I believe it is #SriLanka’s most efficient public service; run by 100% local staff using local technology and total commitment of management and 1,500 staff. @DumindraR pic.twitter.com/gXZol9rTJq— Harsha de Silva (@HarshadeSilvaMP) January 12, 2021