A Malaria infected Indian national was reported from Nuwara Eliya, the Health Ministry said today.
Director of the Anti-Malaria Campaign, Dr. Hemantha Herath said the patient was admitted to the Nuwara Eliya Hospital on April 3.
It was reported that the Indian national was working in Sri Lanka on a temporary visa and the visa had also expired at the beginning of April.
Dr. Herath said the patient was deported on April 7 to India after receiving initial treatment on the instructions of health officials and the Immigration department.
Twelve Malaria cases were reported so far this year and all of the patients were Sri Lankans who returned to the country from overseas, Dr. Herath said.
However, he said this was the first instance where a foreigner was found infected with Malaria.
According to the reports of the Health Ministry, 36 Malaria cases had been reported in 2015. (DS)
dishum Monday, 11 April 2016 11:40 AM
welcome to the future...once this wonderful Govt signs ETCA/CEPA we will have many more disease ridden indians roaming our streets.
Shehan Monday, 11 April 2016 11:59 AM
Is this news... This shows the poor standards of media in SL.
predictor Monday, 11 April 2016 12:06 PM
malaria is almost eradicated disease in srilanka. because of Indians we will get endemic. via DM Android App
Wesley Monday, 11 April 2016 02:40 PM
Sri Lanka was the only South Asian country malaria epidemic eliminated, but those Indians who visit country will bring the epidemic back again. After signing those so-called ITKA agreement It is difficult to imagine what will happen to the paradise. It will be a paradise full of unknown diseases. After putting up those proposed bridge there will not be a Sri Lanka anymore. Politician to be think wisely, India will never ever let us to shine as a independent nation. God bless our mother land which protected time to time from various attacks over 2500 years.
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