WHO representative commends Sri Lanka Army’s vaccination drive and national efforts to meet targets

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WHO representative commends Sri Lanka Army’s vaccination drive and national efforts to meet targets


Fri, Jul 16, 2021, 11:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 16, Colombo: The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Representative in Sri Lanka, Dr (Ms) Alaka Singh, who has arrived unannounced at the Army-managed Community Vaccination Centre at Vihara Maha Devi Park yesterday (July 15), has commended the Sri Lanka Army’s role in the national vaccination efforts.

Responding to the media, Dr. Singh has said that the Army as an integral part of the national vaccination drive of Sri Lanka, performs a remarkable role to meet the President’s ambitious vaccination plan, the Army media said.

“Sri Lanka’s vaccination efforts are very, very impressive and done in a systematic way making an important contribution. Here, we find ambulances and doctors are on standby in case of any emergency, although nothing has happened. The government has come together in these national efforts, and we welcome the serious footing on which the vaccination program is handled here in an incredible and effective manner. It is really inspiring and good to see it and the WHO stands by the government to ensure national targets are met,” she remarked.

Dr Singh during her stay at the Vihara Maha Devi Park Army Community Vaccination Centre closely watched the procedures, being adopted by Army medical personnel and received information on arrangements in place and plans for the next couple of days.

Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Wasantha Madola, senior Army officers, Health Ministry’s medical representative and a WHO official in Colombo were also present at the occasion.

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