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* 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.

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