58 Covid patients in critical condition at ICU - Health Minister

Tuesday, 04 May 2021 - 21:30

Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi stated in Parliament today that 10,000 extra beds will be allocated for coronavirus patients in the next two weeks.

She also stated that at present 58 coronavirus patients are being treated in the intensive care units.

She further stated that these 58 patients are in critical condition.

Meanwhile, the Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today (04) decided not to hold the debate on the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill tomorrow (05).

Instead, the adjournment debate on the current situation of the country in the face of the Covid 19 will be held tomorrow (05) from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm without lunch break, Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said.

Dhammika Dasanayake said that the decision not to hold the debate was taken as Parliament had not yet received the determination of the Supreme Court with regard to the petitions filed on the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill.

After receiving the determination from the Supreme Court, party leaders will have to make a decision on when the debate should be held, secretary general said.

The Committee on Parliamentary Business decided on April 30 to hold this week's Parliamentary sittings on May 04 and 05 only, due to the prevailing situation.