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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) is to complain to foreign embassies about Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne’s inability to find a solution to the dengue outbreak in the country which had now reached epidemic proportions.

Addressing a press briefing, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said if the present government was unable to control Minister Senaratne the GMOA would have to request the international community to intervene to save the country’s health service.

Dr. Aluthge said Minister Senaratne’s actions has violated the norms of the medical education and had resulted in dengue now increasing to epidemic proportions.“The negligence shown by the minister and the authorities had helped in increasing the mosquito density in almost all the districts," he said. According to the Parasitologist’s report this hyper-epidemic situation would prevail for another two months,” he said.

He also said the Health Ministry had so far ignored announcing the dengue patients’ count to the respective area medical officers which is an important step of controlling the situation.

Dr. Aluthge also said there was a lack of facilities to conduct the ‘NS1 Antigen’ test that allows rapid detection on the first day of fever to ascertain if a patient has Dengue.

Therefore, he urged the authorities to take all possible measures to control the situation or the GMOA would reveal the true situation to the entire world for the benefit of patients. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Bala Tuesday, 11 July 2017 07:49 PM

    If you are so caring of the peoples health why do you go on strike at the drop of a hat and not give them due care and go on strike.

    B S Perera Wednesday, 12 July 2017 08:25 AM

    Who will take false persons "True Stories" as true?

    jaypee Wednesday, 12 July 2017 08:27 AM

    No further tarnishing of the country's image required by informing Foreign Embassies about Dengue epidemic.. What they have already done to the country's image by silly protests and strikes is good enough for the next century misusing our Tax money.

    DN Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:02 AM

    Threatening for everything. GMOA acts like terrorist group. Revealing the the truth and find solutions are your duty. How many dengu patients sent home without any treatment during the sticks.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:12 AM

    Hard to believe that a Doctor can speak like a three wheeler driver, especially the part where MP Rajitha is to blame for the increase in the dengue mosquitoes.

    Red Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:46 AM

    If there is such problem, why not complain already? If this is true, stupid acts from both Minister and GMOA

    Daily Boru Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:59 AM

    If you have a scientific results pl publish it with the measure you have taken to counter it. Don't come up with statistics made in Hambantota.

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:00 AM

    The people are getting sick and tired of seeing these faces behind microphones instead of these clowns treating the patients for Dengue about whom they seem to care so much.

    Sharon Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:19 AM

    You are dancing too much bro... Fight the cause with dignity.


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