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Cancer patients increased in Northern Province – 5247 treated in 2019 with 70 deaths- Health Secretariat

Cancer patients increased in Northern Province – 5247 treated in 2019 with 70 deaths- Health Secretariat

In context where the number of Cancer patients increasing, 5247 were admitted for treatment in 2019 with 70 of them succumbing to their illness, said Jaffna Region Health Services Secretariat announced yesterday.

This shocking news was based on the Thellipalai Cancer Hospital. Statistics reveal that there is an excessive increase in the number of Cancer patients over the past few years.

4,036 patients were admitted to Thellipalai Cancer Hospital in  2017 with 54 dying.

4,430 patients were admitted to Thellipalai Cancer Hospital in  2018 with 74 dying.

5,247 patients were admitted to Thellipalai Cancer Hospital in  2019 with 70 dying.

A marked increase is seen in 2019 compared to 2017 and 2018


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