Sri Lanka’s Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) complained that large stocks of COVID-19 vaccines were provided for vaccination rollout by the Sri Lanka Army, but inadequate vaccines were supplied for the hospitals and the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) offices.
Association’s General Committee Member Dr. Prasad Kolabage said a massive scarcity of vaccines in hospitals and MOH offices triggered a chaotic situation at the vaccination centres.
“We cannot control the death toll until the completion of vaccination for the people who are 60 years and above. The GMOA earlier urged the government to complete giving of both the vaccines to the seniors who are 60 and above, people with non-communicable diseases and those who have weak immunity as soon as possible to prevent deaths, ” Dr. Kolabage said.
The association asked the health ministry to update the vaccination programme and continue it systematically for people aged between 30 and 60 years, Dr. Kolabage added.