Risk of spread of diseases – Health Services Director General

Risk of spread of diseases – Health Services Director General

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There is a risk of a spread of epidemic diseases along with the adverse weather conditions. As such, Health Services Director General Dr. Palitha Mahipala has called on the people to give due consideration in the consumption of food and using drinking water. He made this appeal joining in a special news conference held at the Health Education Bureau.

The Health Services Director General said that it is very important to draw attention to food and drinking water during rainy weather situations. He said it is also important to drink boiled water whenever possible. It is also important to consume food prepared in homes. It is better to less consume less raw fruits and vegetables. There were occasion when epidemic situations had surfaced following the consumption of food from Dansalas.

He said that they were receiving a full report on the Dansalas that will be operative during the Wesak season. And also the Health Ministry issues a certificate on the food that is being served at Dansalas.