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Major cleaning campaign from tomorrow to combat dengue

27 June 2017 - 77   - 0

A two-week cleaning program with the public participation to combat dengue epidemic is scheduled to be launched from tomorrow, Ministry of Health said.

Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne said that the program aimed at controlling mosquito density being increased due to the rain fall will be implemented under the directive of President Maithripala Sirisena. It will be assisted by the Ministries of Provincial Councils and Local Government, and Defence.

According to the National Dengue Prevention Campaign sources, so far nearly 70, 000 dengue patients have been reported and 25 percent of them are below age 19.
 
Meanwhile, a group of 100 Civil Security Department personnel have been deployed to assist in providing medical facilities to the dengue patients and they have been attached to Negombo. Ragama, Kalubowila, Ratnapura, Gampaha, Kandana, Dankotuwa, Thalangama, Piliyandala, Vethara, and Homagama hospitals.

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