1990 Suwaseriya frontline workers to recieve vaccine first

AN | Published: 12:39 PM Jan 13 2021
Local 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.



AN | Published: 12:39 PM Jan 13 2021

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