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May 29, 2017

Warning of epidemics in bad weather-hit areas Featured

A warning has been issued that skin diseases, diarrhoea and other diseases could reach epidemic proportions in the areas affected by the inclement weather.

Health minister Rajitha Senaratne has instructed regional health directors to conduct health camps in those areas.

The medicine required has been sent to treat the needy, he told a meeting at the Kalutara district secretariat.

He also gave instructions that drinking wells be cleaned as they have got contaminated by overflowing septic pits.

Meanwhile, the Government Information Department cautions the public against crocodile attacks following the overflowing of the Nilwala River.