Permits to be suspended if dengue breeding grounds found

The permits issued to construction sites will be suspended if dengue breeding grounds are found, the Ministry of Health said today.

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that stern action will also be taken if  dengue breeding grounds are found in schools and government institutions.

Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that since dengue has spread over 12 districts, urgent measures need to be taken.

The Health Ministry said that 33,151 people have sought treatment for dengue so far this year and 61 deaths have been reported.

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