21 cases of Malaria reported in Vanni, artillery fire wounds health worker

[TamilNet, Friday, 31 October 2008, 06:52 GMT]
A health worker spraying houses with insecticide in the fight against malaria epidemic in Aazhiyava'lai in Vadamaraadchi East was wounded in artillery firing by the Sri Lanka Army, according to the medical sources in Ki'linochchi on Friday. Meanwhile, TamilNet correspondent who visited the hospitals on Thursday reported seventeen patients with Malaria were being treated by Ki'linochchi hospital and four patients by the hospital in Mullaiththeevu.

A spray machine operator, Lingeswaran, was injured while he was spraying insecticides at Aazhiyava'lai, according to the medical sources.

Medical staff in Vanni are placed on high alert as Regional Malaria Officer has identified two malarious focal areas, Ka'ndaava'lai GS area of Ka'ndaava'lai division of Ki'linochchi district and Aazhiyava'lai GS area in Vadamaraadchi East of the Jaffna district.

 

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