Malaria still highly endemic in Kilinochchi district

[TamilNet, Thursday, 13 February 2003, 19:36 GMT]
Although there is a significant drop in reported cases, malaria is still highly prevalent as there were 1746 persons were severely affected by the epidemic in 2002, said Kilinochchi Government Agent (GA) Mr. T. Rasanayagam.

Officials in the Department of Health disclosed that epidemic preventive measures in Kilinochchi have improved since the removal of embargo on medicines and economic activities. The free flow of goods after the re-opening of the A-9 road has also helped the situation to a great extent.

They noted that the measures to destroy mosquitoes to prevent the epidemic of malaria have improved.

However, the shortage of doctors, nurses and other resources in the Department of Health continue to be serious issue. It is therefore very difficult to expand the services to a satisfactory level, sources said.


Related Articles:
07.05.02   Malaria outbreak in Vanni
02.02.02   War strategy flop costs thousands their hospital
26.02.01   Vanni ban leaves little to take
08.11.98   Mosquito coils and nets banned

 

Latest 15 Reports
17.07.18 21:29   Photo
Colombo steps up shadow war against NPC Chief Minister Wigneswaran
16.07.18 22:48   Photo
SL Forest Department seizes agricultural lands of Eezham Tamils in Paduvaan-karai
15.07.18 19:14   Photo
Families of enforced disappeared vehemently oppose OMP sittings in North
14.07.18 19:35  
SL High Court in Vavuniyaa tricked again into postponing hearings on TPP case
13.07.18 23:20   Photo
NPC CM declines participation in Colombo's unilateral task force for so-called Development
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
04.07.18 20:29  
Geneva-based human rights regime is big disappointment: Tamil political prisoners
03.07.18 23:39   Photo
Source files from one of digital cameras witnessing 2009 genocide released to public domain
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=8342