Special units to help quit smoking
The Health Ministry is setting up special units to help smokers quit
their unhealthy habit, relieve patients with Chronic Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other lung diseases of symptoms arising
from such diseases.
“These Specialised Respiratory units are the need of the hour”,
President, Sri Lanka Pulmonary Association and Consultant Physician,
National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, Dr Saman Kularatne
told the Sunday Observer. “The Health Ministry has decided to give it
the highest priority due to the sharp rise in COPD and other lung
diseases in the cities and outside”.