The vaccination program is not politically influenced – Minister Ramesh Pathirana

local Srilanka

Responding to a question raised by a journalist during the Cabinet decision media briefing held today (09) at the Department of Government Information, Co- Cabinet Spokesman Minister Ramesh Pathirana said the Covid-19 vaccination program is not politically influenced.

The Minister confirmed that the President and the Health Minister have instructed the health sector to ensure that there is no political influence on vaccination drive and the priority of the vaccination process has been given to the high-risk areas identified in Colombo and Gampaha Districts because the higher number of Covid 19-infected are found in these districts.

The authority to implement this program is vested in the Public Health Inspectors and Medical Officers under the supervision of the Ministry of Health. He further added that no one has the ability or space to exert political influence on it.