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Sri Lanka occupies highest place in health in Asia

Jan 24, 2011 10:51:52 AM - itnnews.lk

Minister Maithripala Sirisena has pointed out that Sri Lanka occupies the highest place of the health sector in South Asia. He said their intention was to secure this improvement in the entire Asian region.

The Minister said that Sri Lanka is enjoying the highest position in the health sector in South Asia. It will not stop at this point. Their intention was to achieve this position in the entire Asian region. To achieve this position, the Minister said they needed the support of the public. It is necessary to discharge such outstanding tasks without resorting to false propaganda. He called for the dedication of everyone to ensure the safety of the present as well as future generation.

The Minister was speaking at the launch of a national programme to appraise the public about the significance of immunization. The intention of this effort was to support the Government’s intention of totally eliminating diseases such as Polio, Whooping cough, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, Himophiles, Influenza B, Measles, Meningitis, Rubella and Mumps.