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Rs. 30 mn allocated for prevention of Malaria

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The government has allocated Rs. 30 million this year - a three-fold increase compared to last year - for the prevention of Malaria in the country ,Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said.

Despite Sri Lanka being a Malaria-free country now, the Minister recalled the catastrophe it caused when the epidemic broke out in 1934 losing the lives of 80,000 people.

He said recently a Malaria patient was reported at the Kalubowila Teaching hospital where a migrant who was infected with the disease was identified as a positive Malaria case.

Minister Senaratne said the Health Ministry had identified several possible diseases that could be transmitted through migrants coming down from vulnerable countries.

However, the Minister said health officials and doctors were capable of identifying the disease and treating them successfully. He asked Lankans to be vigilant when travelling to Malaria endemic countries and seek medical assistance when necessary. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Shelly. Tuesday, 25 April 2017 06:57 PM

    Rajitha and everyone else should not forget that UNP under DSS did everything to controll malaria and open up farmer settlements in Rajarata . Mention his name too. via DM Android App

    gamarala from the west Tuesday, 25 April 2017 07:52 AM

    Doesn't he know that we have a dengue epidemic and not malaria


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