Dr Moonilal calls for spraying to curb leptospirosis outbreak
Created : 11 November 2017
Dr Roodal Moonilal is calling on the authorities to undertake emergency spraying of the affected areas following reports of two deaths due to leptospirosis.
"There is now a great risk of a rapid spread of the rate-borne disease and, as a result, I ask for the urgent intervention of the Ministry of Health. Several patients and at least one of the casualties, Premnath Badal, are from the Penal-Debe community, and I, therefore, urge a critical focus on those areas," he said in a release.
The Oropouche East MP said the deaths of the two infected patients and hospitalisation of others have confirmed that leptospirosis could become a major health epidemic crisis.
"Against that background, I ask for the immediate intervention of the medical authorities, through spraying and other essential exercises," he said.