Apr 26, 2021

ICUs in SL reaching full capacity - Sudarshini

Sri Lanka’s Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are reaching full capacity, said State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control, Dr.Sudarshini Fernandopulle has said today (26).

She said youth who contracted the coronavirus is experiencing complications and this had attributed to the rising number of patients in the ICU.

Sri Lanka is to add 70 more ICU beds to face the COVID-19 pandemic and State Minister Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle said a decision was made to immediately assign staff who had received ICU training from other units.

Accordingly, Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry has informed all hospital directors to assign ICU-trained staff to the Intensive Care Units of the respective hospitals if the said staff members are working in other wards.

Also, the Medical Supplies Division said it is in the process of increasing the number of hospital beds with High-flow Oxygen devices.