Rattanapitiya GS division declared as Dengue high risk area – Boralesgamuwa MOH

Published : 9:00 am  July 27, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (585) reads | 

By H.M.Dharmapala and Kusal Chamath

Boralesgamuwa MOH Dr. Samantika Wijesundera said the 752 Dengue positive patients had been reported for the seven months of the year which marked a 40 percent increase when compared to the previous year. She said a total of 503 patients had been reported for the last year, Dr. Wijesundara expressed concern about the possibility of further increase for the rest of the year.   

She told the media during the inaugural meeting of the Dengue prevention programme covering Bellanwila, Rattanapitiya, Bellantota and Boralesgamuwa Grama Niladhari areas which was launched under the guidance of Viharadhikari of the Bellanvila Rajamaha Vihara Ven. Prof. Bellanvila Wimalarathana Thera.  

“Statistically about 36 percent of the Denguue positive patients were individuals between 25 and 49 years of age. This shows that that the young men frequenting open air most of the time are exposed to the danger. Majority of the patients who died of the disease and lost to the country were men and women in the prime of life who could contribute to the country’s development effort. Largest number of patients in Boralesgamuwa area had been reported from Rattanapitiya Grama Niladhari division which has now been declared a high risk area. The number of patients increased rapidly after May.” She said   

Dr. Wijesundara further said that any Dengue prevention campaign would not be a success unless the people cooperated to it.   
Police and security force personnel, representatives of Civil Defence Committees, Rural Development Societies, and employees of the Urban Council participated in the campaign