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Dr.Sudarshini Fernandopulle Sworn in as Stste Minster of Primary Health Services, Pandemics and COVID Prevention; President Creates new Ministry to Cope with COVID -19 Pandemic Threat

MP Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle has been appointed as the State Minister of Primary Health Services, Pandemics and COVID Prevention.

The new State Minister was sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.

The State Ministry for Primary Health Services, Pandemics and COVID Prevention is a new portfolio.

Promoting and maintaining the highest standards of primary healthcare is one of the main objectives of the ‘Saubhagyaye Dekma’ Policy Statement. The President is of the view that the development and expansion of primary healthcare services is vital to ensure a high level of healthcare for the people, especially in rural areas.

With the spread of COVID-19 President decided that a policy and a practical mechanism should be put in place to preemptively identify and control the spread of pandemics. The new Ministry was created to meet this goal.

Fernandopulle was previously the State Minister of Prison Reforms and Prisoners Rehabilitation.

Courtesy:Daily FT