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An awareness campaign on poisoning will be held during May 23 – 30 due to over 78,000 cases of poisoning being reported island wide with over 1560 deaths annually, the Health Ministry stated.

Health Ministry spokesman W.M.D. Wanninayake told Daily Mirror Online that a national poison prevention week will be declared from May 23 onwards. “The most common causes of poisoning include venomous snake bites, pesticides and medications as well,” he said adding that the mortality rate is of the poisoning cases reported countrywide is about 2%. (Lakna Paranamanna)


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  • Niroshan Senanayake Saturday, 21 May 2011 09:30 PM

    Good at last ... By the way have you got any real truth awareness program for Rajarata arsenic poisoning too...

    yapa Sunday, 22 May 2011 01:04 AM

    Health Ministry must see also another aspect.What about poisoning by eating food having harmful ingredients when used indiscriminately, contaminants where people die slowly?This area is also controlled by this Ministry

    meranchi Sunday, 22 May 2011 03:46 AM

    First of all teach the public mind control tecknec strongly recommend and first aid also prevention how to handle such situation

    wara Sunday, 22 May 2011 08:29 AM

    What other options do the general public have in the current context???


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