50% of Kandy dengue patients schoolchildren   


Nearly 50 per cent of dengue patients reported in Kandy this year are schoolchildren, Kandy Municipal Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pasan Jayasinghe said.

He said they had detected 223 dengue patients in Kandy this year, of which 106 had been students.

A total of 100 dengue patients had been detected In Kandy over the past six weeks.

He added that of this number, 69 had been students. According to Dr. Jayasinghe, they had inspected 32 schools within city limits and dengue mosquitoes had been found in 30 schools.

He said steps will be taken to clean the city, to prevent the public from falling victim to dengue.

By K.L. Suraweera (Kandy)