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Charges for two of the dengue blood tests have been reduced.


Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratna says the charges for two blood tests to identify dengue have been reduced. Accordingly, one test has been reduced upto 250 rupees and the other test upto 1000 rupees. The Minister said the government will take measures to regulate these charges under the Private Institute Regulatory Act. All private hospital laboratories and medical institutions have been informed regarding this. The Minister has emphasized the support and dedication of everyone is needed to control spreading of dengue menace.
An extensive national programme is being implemented in this regard. The support of three armed forces will be obtained for this task. More than 64,000 dengue patients have been reported in the island this year. Nearly 200 deaths have been reported. A systematic programme on waste management and spraying smoke for mosquitoes will be launched. The Cabinet has approved to recruit 1500 persons for this task. Action will be taken to obtain high standard Spraying machines from Germany.

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