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Dengue cases up by 6.2 p.c in Kandy

Spread of Dengue in Kandy has not eased instead it has increased by 6.2 per cent, disclosed Central Province Epidemiologist Dr. Samera Liyanage at the monthly meeting of the Kandy district Co-ordinating Committee on Monday (24).


Dengue cases in the Central province as recorded had risen to 6337 in the first half of the year, while 1070 cases had been reported from the Kandy city limits, Dr. Liyanage disclosed at the meeting held at the Kandy district secretariat.


Dr. Liyanage said there had been three deaths due to dengue in the district.


Cleanliness was of paramount importance to eradicate the disease, Dr. Liyanage said adding that Gampola MC limits, Gelioya, Galagedara, Minipe, Menikhinna, Teldeniya, Karalliyadda, Yatinuwara and Aruppola and some other areas in Kandy were vulnerable to dengue.


Minister S. B. Dissanayake in association with Kandy district parliamentarians Lucky Jayawardane and Ananda Aluthgamage chaired the meeting by Central Provincial Council members Gunatilake Rajapakse, Manel Bandara and Padmalal de Alwis.


Kandy District Secretary H. M. P. Hitisekara, Kandy Municipal Commissioner Chandana Tennakoon and heads of government departments were present.

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