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Sri Lanka turns hotels in Colombo into Coronavirus hospitals

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Nawaloka Hospitals said it had teamed up with two hotels in the capital Colombo to build intermediate care centres for Coronavirus confirmed patients.

The treatment centres are at Mt. Lavinia Hotel Colombo and Mirage Hotel Colombo to manage patients approved to seek private medical treatment by the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka.

“The centres are exclusively for asymptomatic patients, who prefer an uninterrupted period of treatment and quarantine at a comfortable and safe facility,” Nawaloka Hospitals Deputy Chairman Harshith Dharmadasa said in a statement.

“We are confident that with our team of dedicated and highly-skilled team of medical experts, we have been able to create a protected environment that accelerates healing and supports patients through this difficult time.

“All of our COVID-19′ care operations are conducted under the strict directives dictated by the Ministry of Health.”

Covid-19 positive patients who book a room at the centres will be taken by ambulance for treatment and quarantine for 10 days after the first PCR test administered by state authorities.

“All patients will be screened daily and their progress will be closely tracked, while any other ailments that are discovered during routine checks will be immediately referred to a specialist medical consultant,” the hospital said.

“If the patient’s condition escalates drastically, they will be carefully transferred to a special, isolated Intensive Care Unit (ICU).”

Nawaloka also started drive-thru lab testing and channeling, home visit PCR and lab tests solutions, home delivery of medication and ‘telehealth consultations’ during the Coronavirus pandemic. (Colombo/Feb27/2021)





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