Dengue breeding grounds identified in Colombo

dengueSeveral dengue breeding grounds were identified in the Western Province this week, including in Colombo, the Ministry of Health said.

According to the Ministry of Health, a dengue eradication drive was conducted this week following concerns dengue was spreading in the Western Province following the heavy rain experienced in the country over the past few weeks.

The Health Ministry said that officers inspected locations in Colombo, Kalutara and Gampaha.

Following the inspection conducted over a three day period, notice was issued on 3084 people while cases were filed on 521 others for having dengue breeding grounds.

Over 425 officers were involved in the dengue eradication drive in the Western Province, the Ministry of Health added. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. There are lot of cabinet Ministers. There should be a Minister for Task Force for prevention of Diseases, which should cover Anti Dengue Drive, Anti Smoking Drive.

  2. Come down Mirihana Road, Nugegoda, starting from Jubilee post and proceed slowly and one would find the parlous manner of road construction and the stagnating pools of water in the drains, where, during these few days of holidays mosquitoes could breed profusely. In a developed country this approach to road buiding would have found the contractors in jail.

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