Mar 10, Colombo: The Cabinet of Minister in Sri Lanka will discuss the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on the Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain etiology (CKDu).
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said a national action plan would be prepared based on the WHO recommendations following the discussion.
The Health Ministry has received the WHO report last week and the Ministry is currently in the process of studying it, the Minister said.
The final report of the investigations and evaluation of the CKDu in Sri Lanka by the WHO in collaboration with the Health Ministry has reportedly identified pesticides and fertilizers as prime causes for the disease.
Meanwhile, United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian P. Harrison has said that the WHO statistics reveal that 15% of the population of the North Central Province, which amounts to approximately 150,000, is suffering from CKDu.
According to WHO Sri Lanka, in recent years, a significant increase in CKdu cases has been observed in some parts of the coutry, espcially in Nort Central, North Western, Uva and Eastern provinces.