Harbour holds drill on transferring suspected Covid-19 cases | Daily News


 

Harbour holds drill on transferring suspected Covid-19 cases

Sri Lanka Navy, in collaboration with the Suwaseriya Ambulance Service, Firefighting Unit of Colombo harbour, Harbour Health Service and doctors from National Quarantine Unit conducted a drill at the harbour on Saturday to rehearse Standard Operational Procedure to be adopted in the event of transferring a suspected COVID-19 contracted patient from a ship to the relevant hospital ashore and quarantining a particular area on the land.

The Navy said that the drill was carried out by Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) of the Sri Lanka Navy in partnership with Suwaseriya Ambulance Service, Firefighting Unit of Colombo harbour, Harbour Health Service and doctors from National Quarantine Unit in a backdrop where the outbreak was declared as pandemic by the World Health Organization.

“The performed drill was focused on as how the possible contracted patients are transferred to a relevant hospital safely, patients are rushed for treatment expeditiously and precautionary measures to be taken to stop further spreading,” it said.

This proactive measure was initiated by Navy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva and was witnessed by senior naval officers, officials from the Ports Authority.


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