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Monday, 19 June 2017 - 20:19
Jayawardanapura hospital limits admission of patients; flu patients at IDH directed to 4 hospitals.
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Sri Jayewardenepura hospital has limited admitting patients for in house treatment as the number of dengue and other flu patients has increased.

Hospital authorities temporarily suspended admitting patients until 5 O’clock today and hospital director Dr. Susitha Senarathna further explained the reason.

At the same time, patients who sought treatment at IDH have been directed to the Colombo National hospital, teaching hospitals at Kalubowila and Ragama and Talangama hospitals. The Health Ministry has also taken measures to improve the dengue ICU facilities.

Colombo National hospital director Dr. Anil Jasinghe told our news team that dengue patients are being admitted to his hospital continuously.

Meanwhile, a spokesman from the Gampaha Hospital said that a large number of dengue patients were admitted daily to Gampaha hospital as well.

At the same time Dengue Prevention Unit stated that 200 patients have died of dengue during the last few months of this year and 64 thousand people were hit by the killer disease.

In addition, districts of Gampaha, Colombo, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Kandy, Matale, Jaffna, Batticaloa and Trincomalee will continue to remain as areas with a high density of dengue mosquito population.

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