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The Uva Provincial Health Ministry today said it feared that a majority of the 3,000 kidney patients now receiving treatment might be dead within the next six to ten months.

“Some 3,000 kidney patients are receiving medical treatment in Uva Province and their lives are at risk,” Uva Provincial Health Secretary Sandhya Ambanwala said.

She said the investigations carried out by doctors, university professors and health ministry officials had revealed that the disease was caused by the use of arsenic, pesticide and chemical fertilizer. (Palitha Ariyawansa)

  Comments - 2

  • sss Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:05 PM

    The politicians, the Colombians and the educated should be ashamed, how we have been treating our food producers

    Raj Thursday, 22 August 2013 04:23 AM

    "koyada yana mane pol" katha. Its all ways easy to blame on others.

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