By Vyshnavy Velrajh
The disinfection campaign carried out by Sri Lanka Freedom Party General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera in Hettipola yesterday has been questioned.
The Public Health Inspectors Union (PHIU) said that there is a system followed when disinfecting an area for the coronavirus and questioned if the former Minister followed such a system.
Secretary to the PHIU M. Balasooriya told the Colombo Gazette that the disinfection program is usually conducted by trained technical and PHI officers. However, certain individuals also voluntarily participate in disinfection programs.
If the correct proportion of chemical is not sprayed, it will not disinfect the area and will be wasted, which could also result in the virus becoming resistant to the chemical and will fail to serve the cause.
He pointed out that the PHIU is not satisfied with such voluntary disinfection programs, as its effectiveness and procedure are questionable.
Balasooriya further questioned if the former Parliamentarian had adhered to the guidelines and system followed by trained technical and PHI officers when conducting the disinfection program, and if he had been guided by the officers throughout the program.
It is fundamentally not right if the former parliamentarian had failed to adhere to any of the above routine procedures at any point during the program, he added.
Meanwhile, our efforts to contact former Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera were futile. (Colombo Gazette)