Suvadiviya to counter dengue menace
The Green Star Dengue prevention and Suvadiviya Physical Training
programs organized by the Colombo Municipal Council will be launched
from Town Hall premises today.
The Green Star Home program is launched for the 10th successive year
to create awareness among the public and also to get rid of potential
mosquito breeding sites in view of the expected massive dengue epidemic
this year, CMC Public Health Department Head Dr Pradeep Kariyawasam told
the Daily News yesterday.
The Suvadiviya program is conducted to give an opportunity to urban
dwellers in under-served settlements to take part in the physical
training activities, he added.
“Both programs are organized to commemorate “World Health Day” on
April 24, Dr. Kariyawasam said.
CMC has identified over 80,000 families are living in 2,000
under-served settlements in the Colombo Municipal area.