Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Health Ministry sets up special units in Colombo hospitals to test for dengue
Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 11:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 02, Colombo: Due to the rise in number of dengue patients in Sri Lanka's Western Province, especially in the Colombo District, the Health Ministry has established separate units in the area hospitals to test for dengue patients.

The units named as 'fever corners' have been established under the instructions of Health Services Director General Doctor Palitha Maheepala.

Dr. Maheepala said the decision was taken to set up the units since dengue has become a major public health problem in Sri Lanka in recent years.

The units have been set up at the Colombo National Hospital, Kalubowila Teaching Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Homagama Base Hospital and Angoda Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) and they are affiliated with the Out Patient Departments (OPDs) of these hospitals.

The units are equipped to provide blood reports within 30 minutes.

According to the Health Ministry’s Epidemiology Unit during the last 5 months, 11,106 suspected dengue cases have been reported from all over the island and while the majority have been reported from the Western Province.

In the Western Province there were 4,076 reported cases from the Colombo District and 1,822 cases from Gampaha District while 789 cases reported in the Kalutara District.

Dr. Maheepala emphasized that prevention and awareness are essential to curb spreading of dengue and requested the general public to check for dengue mosquito breeding places weekly and eliminate them. He said prevention of dengue is mainly a responsibility of the general public.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President instructs officials to get the EU ban on fish exports removed
-- [16 minutes ago]
India will appeal Sri Lankan court's death sentence to five Tamil Nadu drug smugglers
-- [1 hour and 10 minutes ago]
United States to assist Sri Lanka in landslide rescue and relief efforts
-- [7 hours ago]
Commonwealth Secretary-General conveys his solidarity and condolences to Sri Lanka
Tamil Nadu CM condemns Sri Lankan court's 'unjust' conviction, says evidence fabricated
Sri Lankan court sentences 5 Indian and 3 Sri Lankan fishermen to death for heroin trafficking
Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader to visit landslide affected people tomorrow
Sri Lanka Appellate Court rejects the petition against Tamil National Alliance
Ministry of Health to conduct a census on Sri Lanka's psychiatric patients
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Supreme Council meets to discuss presidential election

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.