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* Sri Lankan government recruits 1500 to eradicate dengue mosquitoes
Sun, Mar 19, 2017, 01:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 19, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken a policy decision to recruit 1500 personnel as Mosquito Eradication Health Service Assistants to intensify the losing battle against the dengue mosquitoes.

Already 500 Mosquito Eradication Health Service Assistants have been recruited in the Western Province. President Maithripala Sirisena at a ceremony organized by the National Dengue Eradication Unit of the Health Ministry yesterday presented the appointment letters to the new recruits.

The Mosquito Eradication Health Service Assistants will be in service after two weeks of training, the state TV reported.

With the new battalion of health officers the government aims to minimize the number of dengue patients during the first six months.

Sri Lanka is the 3rd country which has appointed a permanent staff to eradicate mosquitos. Singapore and Cuba are at the forefront of mosquito eradication.

According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, so far in this year, 22562 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Unit from all over the island. Approximately 42 percent of dengue cases were reported from the Western Province.

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


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