It is indeed pathetic to note that the people including senior health officials, doctors who should set an example with COVID safety measures, sometimes take health rules for granted, Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said.
He told a news briefing today that this creates doubts and a bad impression among the general public.
“Such individuals have posted photos on social media without even wearing a mask,” he said.
“Ordinary people might think if such individuals do not follow health rules, why should they worry about it which is a serious situation,” he emphasised.
Dr. Herath said that responsible people like doctors and others cannot possibly forgo health practices because it is by looking at their way of behaviour, some ordinary people come to conclusions. (Sheain Fernandopulle)