Anti-dengue patrols continue in Dehiwela-Mount Lavinia

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By H.M.Dharmapala and Kusal chamath
Legal action was taken against the owners of 25 properties  where dengue mosquito breeding grounds were found during inspections carried out by the Dehiwala – Mount Lavinia Municipal Health Department.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. M.R.Odayar said that about 7000 premises including residential houses and their gardens, business establishments, schools, temples, churches, mosques, and government institutions in Nedimala, Kalubowila, Srananakara, Hath Bodiya, Dehiwala East, and Galwala areas were inspected during the campaign and 992 premises with sites conducive to the breeding of mosquitoes were identified.  He said 90 occupants and owners were issued  red notices.MOS1

Legal action was initiated against the owners of 25 premises who had ignored previous warnings and red notices. The officials said they found mosquito breeding grounds with dengue mosquito larvae and that the owners had ignored them.

The three-day campaign was conducted under the direction of Chief Medical Officer of Health of the Dehiwela
-Mount Lavinia MC, Dr. M.R.Odayar

Administrative PHI T.J.J.S.Peiris, H. Lalith Perera, Area PHIs H.P.Ajith Sanjeewa, Shanthi De Silva, S.P.K.Nanayakkara, Laxman Siriwardene, K.C.R.Kaushalya, officers of the Dehiwala , Kohuwala and Mount Lavinia environmental police units, the army, the municipal  microbiological unit, officials of the divisional secretariats, and the representatives of several civil society organisations in the area carried out the three-day campaign on the instructions of Dr. Odayar.