CMC identifies Dengue breeding sites in several Colombo schools

CMC identifies Dengue breeding sites in several Colombo schools

CMC identifies Dengue breeding sites in several Colombo schools

Written by Staff Writer

19 Jul, 2014 | 8:38 am

The Colombo Municipal Council says that they discovered locations conducive to the breeding of dengue mosquitoes in the premises of eight schools in Colombo.

Chief Medical Officer of Health of the CMC Dr Ruwan Wijayamuni said that the principals of the respective schools have been notified in this regard.

Furthermore, he said that eight government institutional premises housing locations conducive to the breeding of Dengue mosquitoes were also discovered in Colombo.

A special Dengue Control Programme was launched within the Colombo city limits on Friday with the participation of 650 persons.

Dr Ruwan Wijayamuni said the programme was centered around schools, religious places, government and non governmental institutions and public places.

He further said that 988 such institutions were subjected to checks.

Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer of Health of the CMC Dr Ruwan Wijayamuni said the percentage of Dengue cases reported which was increasing at a rate of 60 percent has now dropped to 6 percent.

However, the doctor said that 1845 Dengue patients have been reported from within the Colombo city limits this year so far. The Epidemiology Unit of the CMC said that 199 dengue patients have been reported  in this month alone.

The most number of dengue cases for the year have been reported last month. The number is 435.

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