By Vyshnavy Velrajh
The children’s ward of the Kalawana Base hospital has been temporarily closed over Covid fears.
Secretary to the Public Health Inspectors (PHI) Association M Balasuriya told Colombo Gazette that the father of a doctor in charge of the ward had recently tested positive for COVID-19 in Ja-Ela.
As the doctor is reported to have visited the children’s ward a few days prior to the detection, it has been temporarily closed from today as a precautionary measure.
Balasuriya further said that the doctor has now been placed in quarantine, while the hospital management has commenced contact tracing. (Colombo Gazette)