Hospitals are safe - Dr. Sudath Samaraweera

People should not fear to visit hospitals to obtain medical treatment because hospitals are safe and patients suspected of having contracted Covid-19 are isolated and treated separately at the OPD, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera told the media on Friday. According to Dr. Samaraweera, if people avoid hospitals they could die from other health ailments and not Covid-19.

Therefore, people should seek medical treatment from hospitals. The best example for the safety at hospitals is the health staff of the IDH and all other hospitals did not get infected with Covid-19 even after moving closely with Covid-19 patients. This was due to the health guidelines.

Therefore, people should follow health guidelines at all times. Dr. Samaraweera said that irrespective of whether it is within or outside hospitals, the method of transmission is the same and, therefore, the only way of preventing transmission is by following health guidelines.

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