I call on the authorities to undertake emergency spraying of the affected areas in the midst of the 14 cases, including two fatalities, as a result of an outbreak of leptospirosis.
There is now a great risk of a rapid spread of the rat-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.
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.
DR. ROODAL MOONILAL,
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
FOR OROPOUCHE EAST