Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 9 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters
-- [5 minutes ago]
Motor Traffic (Amendment) Bill proposes tough action against errant drivers
-- [20 minutes ago]
Local government elections in January, government has no intention to postpone, Premier says
-- [1 hour and 7 minutes ago]
World Federation of Exchanges CEO visits Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange
-- [1 hour and 56 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Supreme Court rules referendum needed to approve 20th Amendment
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Cricket announces new selection panel ahead of Pakistan tour
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Customs nab man attempting to smuggle in Rs. 2 million worth palladium metal
-- [9 hours ago]
Parliament not to debate 20th Amendment to the Constitution Bill tomorrow
-- [9 hours ago]
Debate on draft bill enabling to criminalize enforced disappearance postponed
US assures no major changes in trade policy on Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.