Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A 50 Percent Increase Of The Malaria Patients Arriving Sri Lanka From India And Africa

There is a 50 percent increase of the Malaria Patients arriving  Sri Lanka  from the Malaria hit India and African Countries according to the Sri Lanka Anti Malaria Campaign.Compared to the number of Malaria patients arrived in the year 2009 there is a 50 percent increase in 2010 the Malaria Campaign said.

Addressing a Media Seminar held in Colombo today regarding the World Malaria Day falls on 25th of April the Malarialogist attached to the Malaria Campaign Dr.G.N.L Galappatti has said that around 52 Malaria Patients arrived Sri Lanka last year(2010) alone.More then 15 percent of the Malaria Patients reported from Sri Lanka are got the disease while in a foreign country she stressed.

To prevent the spreading of Malaria through those who arrived from India and African Countries Sri Lankans and other foreign nationals who are visiting these countries should take malaria treetment as well as when they have returned to the country Dr.Galappatti said.According to her Since the year 2006 less then 1000 Malaria Patients are reported annually from Sri Lanka and the Anti Malaria is aiming to eliminate the Disease from Sri Lanka by the year 2015.Since the year 2008 no Malaria Deaths have been reported from the Country Dr.Galapppati has said.

In last year around 684 Malaria Patients mainly from the Northern Provinces of Kilinochchi,Mannar,Vavuniya,Mulativu and Monaragala have been reported and out of this number 66 percent were from Tri Forces and 34 percent were civilians.

All Island Curfew Schedule To Be Changed From Tomorrow(06)

Government has amended  the current curfew schedule implemented in the country daily from tomorrow (06)according to the President's ...