Dengue on the rise in Kurunegala | Daily News

Dengue on the rise in Kurunegala

Fatal dengue fever is spreading fast in Kurunegala District and from May 1 to June 10, about 1,798 positive dengue patients have received medical treatment at the Kurunegala General Hospital.

Of them, six patients have already died, said Kurunegala General Hospital Director Dr. Chandana Kedangamuwa.

When NWP-PC Chief Minister Dharmasiri Dassanayake was contacted by the Daily News, he said that all heads of government departments in both, Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts of the NWP, have been instructed to launch education programmes among residents, including the school community.

Accordingly, 2,000 awareness programmes would be organized at school level in the NWP during this month.

About 140 PHIs and 1,750 family health nurses have been deployed to supervise office premises of govt. firms and schools in the NWP while organizing these education programmes. Meanwhile, school heads have been instructed to organize shramadana campaigns at schools in collaboration with parents and past pupils to destroy mosquito breeding grounds within their premises, he added. 


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