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::

* Dengue epidemic under control, Health Minister says
Wed, Aug 9, 2017, 05:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 09, Colombo: Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that steps were being taken to eliminate Dengue and the number of Dengue patients is reducing daily.

He said the Dengue ward at National Hospital was closed from 7th August. The additional wards at Negombo Hospital which were taken over to admit dengue patients have also been given back.

Being able to control the Dengue Epidemic in a very short time is an achievement said the Minister addressing a Dengue Prevention Program at Waters Edge, Battaramulla yesterday (8th Aug.)

He said that in the event there are climatic changes there can be a rise of Dengue patients. Therefore cleaning premises to eliminate dengue mosquito larvae should be done continuously.

According to the Epidemiology Unit of Health Ministry, so far this year, 127,741 suspected dengue cases have been reported from all over the island.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
PM calls for the upgrade of quality of higher education in universities
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's third quarter GDP expands at 3.3 percent in 2017
-- [4 hours ago]
Three Sri Lankan fishing trawlers released from Indian custody
-- [4 hours ago]
Malaysian PM to begin visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow
-- [5 hours ago]
European Union welcomes Sri Lanka acceding to Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty
ADB grants Sri Lanka US$ 270 Mn to implement two development projects
Prime Minister visits Thomas De La Rue Lanka currency printing facility at the Biyagama EPZ
UN rights experts urge Sri Lanka to urgently implement reforms to end arbitrary detention
Court extends interim injunction on taking legal action against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa till Jan 25
Sri Lanka Central Bank not to accept willfully mutilated, altered or defaced currency notes from 31 Dec

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.