Dengue spooks Panadura again

Published : 9:13 am  August 2, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (106) reads | 

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By Kusal Chamath

Residents of Panadura expressed concern about a possible breakout of dengue fever due to the neglected overgrown blocks of lands and dilapidated stormwater drains filled with stagnant water creating mosquito breeding grounds.
They said the disease could likely to rise again.


They said the PHIs who visit residential houses warn the owners to clean the home gardens and threatened to take legal action if they found a little water in a gutter or even a coconut shell, but turned a blind eye to the blocks of land covered with shrubs in housing schemes.


They said that many plots of land had been bought by people to sell them later at a higher profit. 


They said that the owners neglected these plots.


A resident of Wanduramulla in Panadura Nimal Wijeratne (45) pointed out vast stretches of abandoned and overgrown land had created dengue mosquito breeding ground, but no action had been taken against the owners.
He said dumping of garbage in the abandoned land worsened the danger.


Meanwhile, residents also drew the attention to the dumping ground with nauseating stench near the railway station that created a serious health hazard.


They pointed out that it had existed there from the time of the Special Commissioner.


They said they expected the UC to relocate the dumping ground in the heart of the town to another area but without any positive response.


Residents also requested the health authorities and the Local Government to take legal action against owners of abandoned land or to implement the plan through the Local Government representatives to clear them.

 

 

 

Residents of Panadura expressed concern about a possible breakout of dengue fever due to the neglected overgrown blocks of lands and dilapidated stormwater drains filled with stagnant water creating mosquito breeding grounds…  vast stretches of abandoned and overgrown land had created dengue mosquito breeding ground, but no action had been taken against the owners.

 

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