Two Hotlines for reporting flu-like symptoms | Daily News

Two Hotlines for reporting flu-like symptoms

All who suffer from flu like symptoms such as sneezing, cough, fever, headache etc should not go out from their homes and they should first dial the hotlines 1390 or 1999 from any telephone, Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.

According to Dr. Jasinghe a well-qualified team of over 100 doctors answer this hotline all 24 hours in all three languages, Sinhala, Tamil and English. The team of doctors will tell the patient what to do. All patients should act only after obtaining instructions over the phone. The 1999 number belongs to the Health Promotion Bureau (HPB).

Dr. Jasinghe pointed out that coordinating the ambulance service 1990 will also be done through the same hotline 1390. All those who suffer from above symptoms can dial one of these numbers and follow the instructions given by doctors.

Dr. Jasinghe stressed that no one should go to any private/state doctors, private/state medical centres, private/state hospitals or anywhere else when having flu like symptoms - they should first call 1390 and obtain instructions from the doctors before taking any action. This arrangement has been made in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.


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