Dengue nosedives in Jaffna
Aug 18, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The number of dengue cases in the Jaffna district has dropped from 649 to 30 due to the concerted effort of the health officials and the public. The district has dropped to fourth place in terms of dengue prevalence ratio by the end of July.
According to Regional Director of Health Services of Jaffna Dr. Kethiswaran, the number of dengue cases in the district are on the decrease and only 30 confirmed cases were reported from the Jaffna district upto August 13 and he was hopeful that number of cases will further go down in the weeks to come.
Dr. Kethiswaran said the Jaffna district reported the highest number of Dengue cases in the first two months of the year and this situation is completely under control. More than 1,100 out of 1,600 suspected cases were diagnosed with dengue and were treated at Government hospitals in the first two months of the year.
Dr. Kethiswaran said the Divisional Secretariat Divisions and the GN Divisions where highest numbers of patients were reported received special attention from the health authorities.
He added that such areas are brought under close inspection of the health authorities specially PHIs and respective MoHs.