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* National Mosquito Control Week from tomorrow
Tue, Sep 25, 2018, 07:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 25, Colombo: The National Dengue Prevention Unit of the Ministry of Health jointly with the Presidential Task Force on Dengue Prevention has declared a National Mosquito Control Week from September 26 to October 02.

The Mosquito Control Week will function in 175 MOH areas throughout the country.

According to the Health Ministry, there is a significant drop in the number of dengue patients in 2018. Compared to last year a 70% decrease in the number of dengue patients has been reported in 2018.

However, with the arrival of north-east monsoon rains, the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine has decided to continue implementing dengue eradication programs in order to minimize the number of dengue patients and Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has instructed the National Dengue Prevention Unit to take necessary action.

Around 6,000 members of the Police, Tri-forces, Civil Defense Force and Community Health Teams are engaged in this task. At grass root level, Grama Niladharis and Development Officers are also expected to assist. Steps have been taken to focus more on school and construction premises.

Since dengue mosquitos can breed in any environment, the National Dengue Control Unit requests the public to allocate half an hour per week to clean their environment and remove any possible dengue mosquito breeding grounds in their premises.

 

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