A Chinese woman who was infected with the new coronavirus at the Angoda Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) and cured has been discharged from the hospital today. Luo Yan, 43, who was admitted to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Angoda on January 25, with Novel Coronavirus infection was released from the hospital following medical reports that she was completely cured and out of infection.
Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Women and Child Affairs and Social Security Affairs Pavithra Wanniarachchi was also present at the occasion. The Minister welcomed Luo Yan, with a kiss on her forehead expressing signs of deep hospitality. Prior to her departure, the hospital staff had arranged Luo Yano the opportunity for relegious observances at the Buddhist Shrine Room at the hospital premises.
The majority of patients suspected to be infected and found infected with the Novel Coronavirus in Sri Lanka, were treated at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Angoda. The total number was 128 out of which 79 were Sri Lankans and 32 were Chinese nationals. The rest were of other foreign nationalities.
Expressing views to the media at the ocassion, the Minister thanked the President Gotabhaya Rajapaksha for the directions and timely guidence extended with the instructions to establish a task force to take immediate steps to curb the spread of deadly virus in the island. She also thanked the hospital doctors and all staffs with the initiative of Dr. Anil Jasinghe, the Director General of Health Servicesfor their dedicated and tireless contribution to eliminate and control the spread of the virus in Sri Lanka.
(Pic; Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi welcomes Luo Yan with a kiss on forehead ). For more pictures, please see ‘PICTORIAL’ page.