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* Sri Lanka to establish clinics for screening and treating kidney disease
Thu, May 8, 2014, 05:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has proposed to establish clinics at several hospitals in the country to screen and treat the people for chronic kidney disease.

Chronic Kidney Disease Screening Clinics will be established in the relevant hospitals at Padaviya, Aranaganvila, Bakamoona, Hettipola, Padavi Sri Pura, Dehiattakandiya, Wellawaya, Tissamaharama, Vavuniya South (Mamamaduwa), Sampath Nuwara and Tangalle.

Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) has mainly affected the people of the North Central, Eastern, North Western and Uva Provinces where most paddy lands are located. Currently over 200,000 people have been identified to be suffering from the disease.

In recent years a significant increase in the number of CKD patients has been observed in some parts of the country, especially in North Central, North Western, Uva and Eastern Provinces.

The proposal made by Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena to award the contract for the construction of the clinics to Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB), was approved by the Cabinet.

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