SLMA urges COVID positive patients to get admitted to hospitals

The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) stated that COVID-infected persons had shown a reluctance to get admitted to hospitals and this situation had led to the increase in the death toll in the country.

SLMA President Dr. Padma Gunaratne said that many of those infected get admitted to a hospital after their situation worsens.

Doctors emphasised that the Virus develops in the chest leading to pneumonia within the first few days of infection.

Early medical attention will help prevent such situations, therefore patients should admit themselves to hospitals before developing more serious symptoms which increase risk of death, doctors said.