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Expectant mothers and children in flood affected areas to be hospitalized

Jan 11, 2011 10:27:12 AM - itnnews.lk

The Health Ministry has decided to admit to hospitals, expectant mothers who had passed 36 weeks and children less than five years who are displaced by floods.

The Health Ministry said that the Emergency Disaster Management Unit of the Ministry will operate round the clock from tomorrow. In addition to the main medical supplies unit, Regional Health supplies divisions in flood affected areas will operate round the clock. Minister Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant authorities to seek the support of the air Force in transferring critical patients of hospitals in flood affected areas to other hospitals.