Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Government deploys group of 100 special health workers to Kinniya as death toll rises from dengue outbreak
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 08:46 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 21, Colombo: The Ministry of Health has deployed a group of 100 special health workers recruited recently to battle the dengue epidemic spreading in the Eastern port city of Trincomalee and neighboring Kinniya at an alarming rate.

The Ministry Saturday recruited 500 Mosquito Eradication Health Service Assistants to battle the mosquito-borne disease in the Western Province. Of the 500 Mosquito Eradication Health Service Assistants, 100 will engage in Dengue Prevention activities in Kinniya, Trincomalee from today (20th March), the Government news portal said.

They were attached to the field duties on Saturday (18th March) after providing a proper training.

The disease is fast spreading in Trincomalee with over 580 reported cases in this month alone. So far this year, the number of dengue patients reported from Trincomalee stand at 1630 and worryingly 960 of them are residents of Kinniya. As of March 19th, 23 people have died from the disease in the district.

Authorities closed all 66 schools in the Kinniya educational zone in Trincomalee for three days following the outbreak in order to clean and fumigate the school premises.

Elsewhere in the country, 9,513 cases have been reported in the Western Province in the first three months of the year while there were 1,465 cases in Jaffna district. A total of 23,047 cases have been reported island wide during this year.

The government has taken a policy decision to recruit 1500 personnel as Mosquito Eradication Health Service Assistants to intensify the losing battle against the dengue mosquitoes.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka Air Force sends first replacement aviation unit under UN mission to South Sudan
-- [4 hours ago]
Over 150 arrested for illegally dumping garbage
-- [5 hours ago]
Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam of Sri Lanka re-elected to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Colombo Stock Exchange appoints Dumith Fernando to the Board
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka PM calls for formulating strict laws to curb illicit drug abuse
-- [6 hours ago]
Demonstrations against Uma Oya Project, President to meet the protesters
Four new envoys to Sri Lanka present credentials to President
South Korea to consider increasing job quota to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka upgraded to Tier 2 in 2017 Trafficking in Persons report for increasing efforts to combat human trafficking
Sri Lanka Development Bonds issue for US$ 515 mn oversubscribed

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.