July 11, Colombo: The World Health Organization has submitted a report to the Health Ministry on measures which need to be taken to control the spread of dengue in Sri Lanka.
Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne received the report yesterday (10) from a World Health Organization team, who visited every part of the country in preparing the report on the dengue epidemic.
The WHO team, comprising specialist doctors from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, in their report has included plans to significantly reduce the dengue mosquito density and reduce the number of patients by 50 percent in four weeks.
The Health Ministry said that the representative team also apprised the Cabinet of Ministers today on the related report.
The World Health Organization representatives have pointed out on this occasion that dengue treatment services had been properly carried out and that the number of deaths had been controlled and that these were significant features.
In countries like Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia also, the Dengue mosquito density has been increased, it was revealed at the discussion.
Director General of Health Services Dr. Jayasundera Bandara, Resident Representative of the World Health Organization in Sri Lanka Dr Razia Pendse, and the Secretary to the Minister of Health, Dr. Sujatha Senaratne were also present at the occasion.