NH closes Dengue ward as epidemic drops

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The National Hospital in Colombo will close down its dengue ward from this week citing that the spread of dengue was declining gradually, National Hospital Deputy Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.

Dr. Jasinghe said dengue patients being treated at the hospital had dropped to 185, in contrast to some 400 patients receiving treatment daily some time ago.

He said though this ward would be closed, there were 16 other wards at the National Hospital that would treat patients with dengue fever. (Ranjan Kasthuri)

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  • Harry Tuesday, 08 August 2017 07:04 AM

    Looks a similar political report to eye wash the public.

    Lasith Tuesday, 08 August 2017 07:21 AM

    Editor: please read this article and share it with the public:Why we mustn’t move a millimeter beyond the 13th amendmenthttp://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details

    Eddy Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:46 AM

    The decline in dengue patients is because of the weather and nothing else. when it rains again the dengue menace will appear again.

    Anusha Tuesday, 08 August 2017 11:07 AM

    Why there is no permanent solution to this? what is happening with the vaccine?

    Bawa Tuesday, 08 August 2017 01:01 PM

    The vaccine has only 60 percent efficacy at preventing severe dengue. It is far from a permanent solution

    Bala Tuesday, 08 August 2017 02:23 PM

    Unfortunately in this world nothing is permanent. There is dengue all over the tropical contries - sme more some less. New Zealand has a ban now on travelling to Fiji Vanavatu

    BUSHEL Tuesday, 08 August 2017 11:18 AM

    ONLY THE REPORTER CA UNDERSTAND THE CHART. NOT THE GENERAL PUBLIC

    Dr.Goonetillake Tuesday, 08 August 2017 12:41 PM

    The National hospital itself is a Dengue mosquito breeding ground. The lethargic administration need to be revitalised.

    ceylon Tuesday, 08 August 2017 04:10 PM

    its a good progress due to dedicated health minister and dedicated great doctorsnursessattendents and general.public who supported this effort. via DM Android App


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