Measures to be introduced to control kidney disease
The recommendations of the World Health Organization will be
implemented immediately to control the kidney disease, Health Minister
Maithripala Sirisena said.
The Minister said Rajarata is vulnerable for the kidney disease which
is now unfortunately spreading in other parts of the country too. The
disease should be controlled. Solutions have been found for several
diseases including Tuberculosis (TB), according to Minister Sirisena.
Due to commercial and trade activities too, several diseases spread
in the country, he pointed out.He said experts have also confirmed that
kidney disease is spreading rapidly. Proposals have been submitted to
the Cabinet to be discussed and immediate decisions taken to find ways
to control the disease.
A sub-committee has been set up comprising representatives of various
ministries. The recommendations of the committee will be implemented
immediately. The Government spends Rs. 125 billion for the health sector
alone. The Government spends between Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 10,000 for every
internal patient per day, Minister Sirisena said. The Government spends
Rs. 15 million on a cancer patient, the Health Minister said.