Disease takes Jaffna toll

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 11 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Sixteen persons died this year in the Jaffna District from Malaria, Dr. E. Deivendram, of the Jaffna Municipal Council told the TamilNet correspondent today. Death from Malaria for 1997 stood at 41. There were also 104 deaths from dengue last year.

Dr. E. Deivendram said that the principal causes for this were insufficient drugs to combat the disease, inadequate quantities malathion anti-mosquito spray being supplied to the Jaffna District.

He said the number of municipal workers to spray the Malathion was not enough.

It is estimated that 160 barrels of Malathion spray are required for three months in the Jaffna District, but only 10 barrels reach the municipal authorities.

Jaffna municipal workers who were ordered by the Sri Lanka Army to work on construction sites for the opening of the Jaffna Library, could not clean garbage or remove stagnant water where mosquitoes breed in abundance.

However 27 labourers have been returned to the council now, said Dr. Deivendram.


Related Articles:
20.01.98   Government restricting medical supplies - Jaffna hospital

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=896