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Covid vaccination card to be needed to enter public places

Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella on Tuesday (4) stated that technical measures are being taken to make the Covid vaccination card compulsory at public places.

Accordingly, the QR Code and the app will be provided through a mobile phone application, the Minister said. He was speaking at a discussion with the Sri Lanka Public Health Inspectors Association at the Health Ministry on Tuesday (4).

Minister Rambukwella said that although it is not possible to make vaccination compulsory, the vaccination card can be made compulsory when entering public places and the arrangements for that will be implemented accordingly.

The Health Minister pointed out that this programme is being implemented in many countries. Sri Lanka is one of the top three or four countries in the world in terms of vaccinations and more than 43 million vaccines have been imported, the Health Minister said.

Minister Rambukwella said that the programme required to provide the booster vaccine is being implemented and the support given by all in the Health service is appreciated.

He said that the Public Health Inspectors have a vital role to play in providing the booster vaccine at the local level and requested that the necessary assistance be provided to the maximum extent possible.

The Minister drew attention to the problems faced by the Public Health Inspectors and instructed the Ministry officials to study the issues and take remedial measures.

Secretary to the Ministry of Health Maj. Gen. Dr. Sanjeewa Munasinghe, Director General of Health Service Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Ministry officials and a group of Public Health Inspectors including the President of the Sri Lanka Public Health Inspectors Association Upul Rohana were also present at the discussion.

 


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