Government intensifies dengue battle | Daily News

Government intensifies dengue battle

Government has decided to extend the validity period of the circular issued on the Special Dengue Eradication Programme in 2017 to December 31, 2018.

The Secretary to the President has informed the decision to Ministerial Secretaries, District Secretaries, and Heads of Government Departments.

The valid date of the circular was due to elapse on December 31.

The last year has recorded the highest number of dengue patients (180.000) and the decease has killed 400 dengue patients. More human resources and finance would be allocated this year to eradicate dengue and the public support will be encouraged in this regard, NWP Chief Minister Dharmasiri Dassanayake said at a media briefing in Kurunegala on February 2. 



Add new comment