The Health Ministry yesterday stated that medicines required by residents of quarantined housing schemes in the Colombo Municipal Council area will be provided via a home delivery service.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry, Muwadora Uyana, Sirimuthu Uyana, Sirisanda Sevana, Randiya Uyana, Methsada Sevana, Minijaya Sevana, Ranmit Sevana, Sathhiru Sevana, and the N.H.S Apartment Maligawatta are currently under quarantine, and residents are to refrain from leaving the premises.
However, residents who have non-communicable conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, epilepsy, asthma, high cholesterol, kidney disease, and cancer are advised to inform the Police or Urban Development Authority (UDA) officer in charge of their floor of the medication they require.
Information to be provided to the officer in charge includes the individual’s name, age, address, and the name of the dispensary or hospital they usually obtain medication from. The officer in charge will ensure the individual receives their monthly medications without having to leave their residence.
The home delivery service is vital as persons with the above health conditions are at high risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing complications. The Health Ministry adds that such persons must immediately inform the officer in charge of their floor, a Medical Officer of Health, or the Public Health Inspector of their area if they develop symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, difficulty in breathing, or chest pain.
More information can be obtained via the 1999 help line.