1,000 dengue patients up to 10 Jan

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-01-11 12:23:28

In the first 10 days of 2017, 1000 dengue patients have been identified, but no deaths have been reported.

During the programmes carried out by the National Dengue Prevention Unit and the Health Ministry last year, 2,298,003 premises were checked. Some 40,287 premises with dengue larvae were found, while 452,934 premises were found to be possible dengue breeding grounds.

Owners of 315,252 premises were asked to take corrective action, 97,592 premises were given notice while legal action was filed against 12,940 premises.

During last year 2,153,218 houses, 9,301 schools, 13,902 public institutions, 62,777 private institutions, 6,442 factories, 12,920 construction sites were checked for dengue.

Dengue larvae were found in 35,097 houses and in 667 schools. Legal action was filed against 81 schools and 713 private institutions.

On the request of the Health Ministry the Education Ministry has issued a circular to Principals requesting them to ensure that schools are free of dengue.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne has requested the National Dengue Prevention Unit to carry out dengue prevention programmes this year as well. Since 22% of the premises with mosquito breeding grounds were identified as schools, the minister has requested to continuously clean school premises. The minister has requested to inspect high-risk districts and fumigate same.

The minister has also paid attention to revising the prevailing rules and regulations and the fines.

(Government News Portal)




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