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  • All Garment Factory Employees to Undergo Systematic PCR or Antingen Tests - NOCPCO Task Force

    16th December 2020 16:31:03 Hours

    Hon (Dr) Sudarshani Fernandopulle, the State Minister of Primary Health Services, Control of Epidemics and COVID-19, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Dr Asela Gunawardena, Medical Specialist & Director General of Health Services (DGHS) this afternoon (15) at the NOCPCO co-chaired one more session of the NOCPCO Task Force, attended by all members and experts in the field.

  • NOCPCO Task Force Discusses Establishment of Special COVID-19 Treatment Centres for Prison Inmates & Dispensation of Isolation on Flats

    09th December 2020 12:11:58 Hours

    Dr Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Hon State Minister of Primary Health Services, Control of Epidemics and COVID-19, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Dr Asela Gunawardena, Medical Specialist & Director General of Health Services (DGHS) this afternoon (8) co-chaired one more session of the NOCPCO Task Force, attended by all members and experts in the field at the NOCPCO.

  • Isolated Areas to be Confined to GN Divisions-Task Force

    03rd December 2020 09:21:49 Hours

    Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Dr Asela Gunawardena, Medical Specialist & Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Tuesday afternoon (1) co-chaired one more session of the NOCPCO Task Force at the NOCPCO, attended by all members and experts in the field.

  • ‘Mahajana Dinaya’ TV Feature in Rupavahini Invites Head NOCPCO

    01st December 2020 11:32:20 Hours

    Wednesday (25) evening’s TV feature ‘Mahajana Dinaya’ in ‘Rupavahini’ had Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army as the main contributor, where a broad spectrum of perspectives, concerns and interests were discussed on the emergence of new positive cases of COVID-19 outbreak, the status quo, existing PCR systems, use of drones, need for preventive health practices, and how to mitigate the increase of COVID-19 positive patients were taken up for discussion.

  • Special Meet at NOCPCO Reviews Private Hospital Costs on PCR Tests

    01st December 2020 11:30:25 Hours

    A special discussion at the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID -19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) that took place this afternoon (25) with private sector hospital and laboratory authorities over their charges for PCR tests and the need to regulate such costs, discussed ways and means of giving the best option for those desiring to do such tests.

  • Task Force Reviews the Arrangements - NOCPCO

    01st December 2020 11:26:04 Hours

    Mrs Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Hon Minister of Health, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Dr Asela Gunawardena, Medical Specialist & Director General of Health Services (DGHS) this afternoon (24) co-chaired one more session of the NOCPCO Task Force, attended by all members and experts in the field at the NOCPCO.

  • 'Dialog Axiata' to Provide Free Mobile Phone Network to Island-wide MOH Officials & PHIs

    10th November 2020 18:48:03 Hours

    Throwing their weight behind the national fight against alarming COVID-19 Pandemic in the country, Dialog Axiata Company Ltd has come forward to offer its network facility free of charge to all island-wide MOH officials and Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) in order for them to carry out their preventive roles in a more dynamic manner.

  • “Sri Lankan Expatriates in United Arab Emirates' Safe Houses to be Brought Down Soon” - Head, NOCPCO

    06th November 2020 13:33:41 Hours

    The Task Force at the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) this afternoon (3) during one more session closely reviewed the status quo, new developments and other emergency measures in the face of detection of more and more positive cases.

  • NOCPCO Head Inspects Hospital Preparations in Kilinochchi

    06th November 2020 13:28:33 Hours

    In the wake of urgent transmission taking place elsewhere in relation to the spread of COVID – 19 pandemic, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army with the intention of inspecting the progress of the proposed emergency hospital in Krishnapuram, Kilinochchi visited it and closely watched all aspects of the ongoing project on Saturday (31).

  • New Strategic Approaches for Quarantine Curfew for Isolated Areas & ‘Police Quarantine Curfew’ Agreed at NOCPCO Meeting

    06th November 2020 13:11:46 Hours

    Tuesday (27) afternoon saw one more session of Task Force members of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) got underway at the NOCPCO premises, co-chaired by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and acting Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr S. Shridharan and attended by a handful of experts, Medical Specialists and other stakeholders in the health sector.