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POSTED AT 01:36 PM 25-04-2017

Government allocates Rs. 30 Million for prevention of Malaria

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Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said, that the government has alllocated Rs. 30 Million for the prevention of Malaria in the country this year.

Despite Sri Lanka being a Malaria free country now, the minister warned of the catastrophe that might be caused if it be left unchecked.

The Minister further revealed, that a Malaria patient was recently reported at the Kalubowila teaching hospital where a migrant who was affected with the disease was identified as a positive malaria case.

He further advised vigilance against a number of possible diseases that could be transmitted by those coming into the country from ‘vulnerable countries.’

Nevertheless, Health officials and doctors are capable of identifying and treating the disease.

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