The National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) has introduced a new system to direct COVID-19 patients for treatment facilities and to treat them at home.
The new SMS based process will commence from today (19) in the Western Province.
COVID-19 patients are required to SMS to 1904 the following based on their health condition.
(A) Classification of Patients :
01. Patients with breathing issues : A (SPACE)
02. Patients with Fever : B (SPACE)
03. Asymptomatic : C (SPACE)
(B) Age (SPACE)
(C) NIC (SPACE)
(D) Address (SPACE)
A media release issued by the NOCPCO via the Department of Government Information also states the follows :
Details sent via SMS to the NOCPCO will be directly forwarded to the respective medical teams.
Thereafter, based on the condition of the patient, teams will contact patients via telephone number 247 and then direct them to the necessary treatment facility. (required ambulances and other treatment equipment will be provided).
Those placed under the Home Quarantine will be contacted by a dedicated medical team via the hotline 1390.