A lesson on Novel Influenza
The Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry will launch a program to
educate the school community in preventing the spread of AH1N1
Although this is not a fatal disease, it is vital to be prevented
because it has potential to spread very fast, a Ministry release said.
This program will be launched today jointly with the Education
Ministry, MOH officers, PHIs and Regional Epidemiology Unit in the area.
Treatment of these patients is being carried out at 20 main hospitals
along with the patient care service at these places.
This service was confined to fever hospital, Angoda. More base
hospitals and special hospitals too will be available for this purpose
This disease has become pandemic by now but there is no cause to
panic, the Ministry said. However, if experiencing symptoms like fever
with cough, throat infection and headache, it is advised to consult a
Specially the children, elderly, invalid persons and pregnant mothers
are considered the most vulnerable groups to this disease.
These details were revealed at a press conference held yesterday at
the Epidemiology Unit, Deputy Director General of Public Health Dr.
Palitha Maheepala, Dr. Risintha Premaratne, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Dr.
Anura Senanayake and Dr. P. Jayasena were present.