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* Sri Lanka to amend prevention of mosquito breeding act to control rising dengue disease
Thu, Jan 12, 2017, 10:47 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 12, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government says dengue has become a major issue in Sri Lanka and the most fruitful step to face this challenge is to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes.

During the first ten days of this year, 780 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the first week of 2017.

The Epidemiology Unit says the situation warrants regular removal of possible mosquito breeding sites from the environment.

During the national dengue mosquito eradication programs carried out last year, the government inspected over 2 million premises island wide and found over 40,000 premises with dengue larvae. Over 450,000 premises were found to be possible dengue breeding grounds.

According to the Ministry of Health, legal action were taken against 81 schools and 713 private institutions for not maintaining safe and clean premises last year.

Therefore, the government, in order to take stringent measures to prevent and eliminate possible dengue breeding grounds, has considered amending the current legislation.

Accordingly, the Minister of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has proposed amending the prevention of mosquito breeding act no. 11 of 2007, which provides the legal framework in this regard.

The Cabinet of Ministers at their meeting on Tuesday has approved the Minister's proposal to instruct the Legal Draftsman to draft amendments to the act for rectifying deficiencies currently prevailing in the act.

 


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