Written by Keshala Dias
21 Mar, 2017 | 9:34 pm
In a tragic turn of events, a student who was preparing to sit for her GCE Advanced Level examinations this year, also turned victim to the deadly Dengue virus.
She was a resident of Rajanganaya.
It was on March 11, that she had fallen ill and was admitted to the Nochchiyagama Hospital following which she was transferred to the Anuradhapura Teaching hospital, when doctors confirmed that she had contracted Dengue.
Meanwhile, getting down to the numbers, the lives of several persons were claimed owing to contracting Dengue over the past few days.
Twenty-three thousand Dengue-related cases were reported during the past three months.
The National Dengue Control Unit requests the public to seek medical assistance if one contracts fever.
Along with the rapid spread of Dengue in Trincomalee area, steps have taken to deploy 350 Civil Defence personnel to curb the spread of the disease.
Moreover, the number of Dengue patients that have been admitted to the Kinniya hospital has reached 139, along with another 40 patients been admitted today, March 21.
Residents were subjected to blood test at a medical camp set up at the Kinniya Al-Adhan School.
The Gammadda Medical Programme that was initiated on March 20, to provide relief to families affected by Dengue, reached Kinniya today, March 21.
The team distributed essentials which include mosquito nets, mosquito rackets, coils and milk powder to several villagers which come under the Kinniya Divisional Secretariat.
Awareness was also created among the public as to how measures could be taken to curb the disease.
Meanwhile, another group carrying aid left from Colombo on Tuesday March 21.
The team will reach Trincomalee and distribute goods to those affected by the deadly Dengue epidemic.
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