4/20/2013

Heart diseases on the increase in Sri Lanka; a heart rending issue

Sri Lanka Ministry of Health says that the island is experiencing a severe increase of heart diseases.

The Ministry pointed out in its communique that an average of 7440 patients die annually due to heart diseases.

Each day 600 patients with heart problems are admitted in hospitals and of them 20 die everyday.
223,200 patients are treated annually by government hospitals every year.

eavy consumption of liquor, smoking, wrong food habits and lack of exercises have been identified as the major causes for the heart diseases.

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