Source : Daily News (23.08.2021)

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is taking steps to establish an Intermediate Covid Treatment Centre (ICTC) as a measure to provide immediate separate lodging and medical treatment to Covid positive employees until they are relocated at an available government hospital.

The ICTC will be established and implemented in accordance with the Covid-19 guidelines by the Ministry of Health. The Centre will be operated under the fullest supervision of the Chief of SLPA’s Covid Prevention Action Committee (CPAC) – Director (Human Resources) Mr.Nalin Aponso and under inspection of Dr. Sanduni Liyanage of the SLPA’s Medical Division. The ICTC of SLPA being constructed with all facilities will commence operation in a few more days’ time. SLPA believes that these measures will avoid the risk of family members of the employees being infected with the virus and will also help maintain the employees’ high level of mentality at work.

This is the first ever Intermediate Covid Treatment Centre (ICTC) by a public institution in Sri Lanka. The Centre is implemented on the instructions of the Chairman of SLPA, Capt. Nihal Keppetipola. The Chairman has expressed his gratitude to the members of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Union, employees and many volunteers who worked tirelessly even after working hours to make ICTC a success.