All identified mosquito breeding places to be reinspected
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has instructed PHIs and health
authorities to re-inspect all mosquito breeding places belonging to
persons who had been given notices to clean within two weeks, a Health
Ministry spokesman said.
According to the spokesman, the re-inspection will be done soon as
instructed by Minister Sirisena. Persons who have ignored notices and
still have mosquito breeding sites within their properties will be
prosecuted. Legal action will be taken against them under the Mosquito
Breeding Control Act Number 12 of 2007. Health authorities discovered
121,640 places with high mosquito larvae density and another 16,010
places with mosquito larvae during the National Mosquito Control Week
which commenced on June 20 and ended on June 26.
Legal action was taken against 10,067 persons who kept mosquito
breeding places with larvae in their properties. The number of persons
warned is 258,268. A total of 468,841 places were inspected during the
week, he said. The week implemented countrywide with the assistance of
health authorities, armed forces, civil defence committees and
Presidential Task Force which was set up to control dengue. A total of
305 MOH divisions were inspected during the week, he added.