Int’l Organizations commend Govt’s COVID-19 containment measures

International Organizations of United Nations in Sri Lanka have commended the Sri Lankan Government for the successful COVID-19 containment measures implemented through timely and centralized action, making use of the effective health system prevalent in the country.

A group of representatives of International organizations of the United Nations in Sri Lanka who met Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi for a special discussion on the future development plan of the country’s health sector, expressed their fullest support for the future development activities carried out by the Ministry.

The discussion was held at the Ministry of Health yesterday (2).

Dr. Razia Pendsey, Resident Representative of Sri Lanka to the World Health Organization, and Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, Hana Singer, International Technical specialist expert of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Dr. Jairo Andres Villamil-Diaz, Policy Expert and Team Leader of the United Nations Development Program. Mr. Fadhil Bakeer Markar, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Environmental, Political, Agricultural Sciences Sun and Mr. Xuebing participated in this occasion.

The representatives further appreciated the health policies implemented by the present government headed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, for the development of the country’s health sector. By appreciating the country’s primary health development program, they pledged to provide financial assistance for the expansion of public health services. Speaking at the occasion, Xuebing of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization() pledged to assist the government to implement a food security program targeting the children. WHO Resident Representative in Sri Lanka Dr. Razia Pendse, said that special assistance was provided for Sri Lanka to control COVID 19 in Sri Lanka and she also said that steps will be taken to continue this program in Sri Lanka. Fadhil BakeerMarkar said that a program has been set up to implement infrastructure and special projects in Sri Lankan hospitals.

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