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Sunday, 08 July 2012 - 8:28
Dengue epidemic has not reached high proportions; Health Minister
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Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said that the Dengue epidemic has not reached high proportions as made out by certain factions.

A continuous program is being implemented by the Health Ministry to combat Dengue.

As a result, there is a significant drop in the spread of Dengue..

The Minister said 74 persons had died due to Dengue during the past six months.

There is a decline in the percentage of Dengue related deaths compared to those in the past few years as the Ministry’s program to combat Dengue has been successful.

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