Dengue on the rise
The Health Ministry said yesterday there has been an increase in the
number of dengue patients receiving treatment at government and private
hospitals in Colombo. "There is a threat of dengue spreading due to
scattered showers these days, a Ministry spokesman said.
The worst affected areas in the Colombo District are Dehiwala, Mount
Lavinia, Maharagama, Kolonnawa, Kaduwela and Moratuwa. A large number of
patients suffering from dengue have been reported in Dehiwala-Mount
Lavinia Municipal Council area, he said.
The Health Ministry is to launch a special dengue eradication
programme on June 6 to 10 targeting Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal
Houses and private premises in the Municipal Council area will be
targeted under this programme.
This programme is aimed at providing and awareness to the people to
eradicate the dengue menace, also said.
Health Authorities will take legal action against dengue mosquito
breeders during their campaign.
More than 175 PHI and Security Forces personnel will participate in
the dengue eradication programme.