Hirunews Logo
Health+Authorities+advice+blood+tests+be+taken+immediately+where+there+are+signs+of+flu
Monday, 19 June 2017 - 13:31
Health Authorities advice blood tests be taken immediately where there are signs of flu
12,031

Views

The Sri Lanka Medical laboratory Technicians Association has stated that it hqas been observed that the nature with which platelets counts decrease in patients that have contracts dengue has changes with the apparent evolving of the virus.

President of the Association Ravi Kumudesh has said that it s therefore necessary that blood tests for dengue, should be conducted soon after the onset of flu symptoms.

Meanwhile Private hospitals and laboratories have reduced the fee involved in getting the blood test done.

This action has been taken under the Private Hospital Regulation Ordinance.

Accordingly, the ministry of Health states that patients can be charged a maximum of 250 rupees for a general blood test and one thousand rupees for a bllod test specific for the detection of dengue.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Gypsy community facing hardships
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 16:46
The Gypsy community who are found in Sri Lanka consider Kerala State in India as their native region.They speak Telugu language.The Gypsy community... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
2,973 Views
14,840 Views
518 Views
2,586 Views
1,009 Views
16,296 Views
Top