Vaccination went beyond expert recommendations. Those who made those decisions should take responsibility for the deaths - GMOA

Vaccination went beyond expert recommendations. Those who made those decisions should take responsibility for the deaths - GMOA

12 September 2021 08:58 am

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) says that despite experts recommending that those over 60 years of age be given priority in covid vaccination, the vaccination program worked despite the technical advice and that those responsible for the majority of covid deaths should be held accountable.

"We prepared and submitted a proposal on vaccination. We prepared the proposal and handed it over to the government with the involvement of experts in preparing the vaccination in each field.

We initially recommended that all people over the age of 60 be vaccinated and that this be done with priority. However, the group over 60 did not complete the vaccination and the vaccination program was extended to other age groups. It is still a question as to who gave the recommendations for that. More than 80% of covid deaths are in people over the age of 60. Then we would have been able to prevent this death toll if we had vaccinated more than 60 people and made it a priority.

So the people who made the wrong technical decisions, or the people who acted outside of those technical decisions, are inevitably responsible for these deaths. "

The Member of the Central Committee of the Government Medical Officers' Association Dr. Nalinda Herath stated this addressing a media briefing held yesterday (11).