Aug 30, Colombo: Health authorities in Sri Lanka will launch an island wide dengue eradication programme next month. The campaign to mobilize communities in dengue eradication will be launched at the Independence Square on September 13th.
Director of Health Services of the Western Province, Dr. Amal Harsha De Silva says that dengue has turned into a problem due to the improper disposal of waste, which needs to be addressed by creating awareness among the public.
He has observed that the development in healthcare facilities provided particularly in Negombo and Gampaha has helped reduce the number of deaths reported due to dengue.
The campaign will use all local government authorities from the Grama Sevaka divisions to the Divisional secretariat divisions.