Special Dengue eradication to commence in Western Province

Special Dengue eradication to commence in Western Province

Special Dengue eradication to commence in Western Province

Written by Tharushan Fernando

21 Jan, 2016 | 10:37 am

Plans are afoot to launch a special programme, to eradicate Dengue in areas which are deemed as Dengue zones, in the Western Province.

Director of the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Paba Palihawadana said that a majority of Dengue patients were recorded from areas which fall under the Colombo Muncipal Council, Nugegoda, Kolonnawa, Wattala, Ratmalana, Dehiwala, Maharagama, Ja-Ela, Wattala, Negombo, Moratuwa, and Panadura areas.

She also noted that around 1500 persons have been diagnosed with Dengue over the past twenty days.

Thereby, the three-day special programme to eradicate Dengue from the western province will commence on January 28.

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