May 23, 2021

50 Ayurvedic hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients

The Ministry of Health has decided to use 50 Ayurveda Hospitals islandwide as intermediary COVID-19 treatment centres.

The decision was reached during a special discussion held today (23), under the patronage of Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi.

Authorities say that this decision will make another 3,500 beds available for COVID-19 patients.

The Health Ministry said the medical staff of the relevant Ayurveda Hospitals will be provided with stringent training to treat COVID-19 patients while it was also decided to vaccinate staff promptly.