Highest number of dengue patients in Colombo:
About 32,143 dengue patients and 61 deaths had been reported from all parts of the country by April 18. The highest number of dengue patients, 7,271, was reported from the Colombo district, Epidemiology Unit sources said.
According to the sources, the second highest number of dengue patients, 3,951, had been reported from the Gampaha district, while the Trincomalee district recorded 3,024 dengue patients during the same period. The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) area recorded 1,785 dengue patients.
Meanwhile, Health Ministry sources said arrangements have been made to establish High Dependency Units (HDUs) and special wards in all main state hospitals in the Western, Southern and Eastern Provinces for dengue patients.
Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne ordered health officials to supply ambulances, human resources and drugs for dengue treatment without any interruption. Dengue has increased in seven districts in the country, the sources said.