Maharagama MC in dengue battle

Published : 9:30 am  September 24, 2015 | No comments so far |  | 

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Text and pics by Muditha Dayananda
More than 1,800 spots favourable for the breeding of mosquitoes were found during a dengue eradication programmes conducted earlier this week, the Maharagama Urban Council (MUC) Health Department said  yesterday. The programmes were conducted in line with the dengue control week set up by the Health Ministry.


Partakes in the dengue control week launched by the Health Ministry


den2Health officials said that 48 dengue patients had been reported from the area in July, 65 in August and 43 in September and that more than 8,000 houses and business premises were inspected and 233  house and business owners issued red notices .
Officials also said that 263 premises had been found having mosquito larvae in receptacles with water and pools and that legal action had been taken against 240 owners.  

The Health Department had also inspected a hostel for monks at the Sri Jayawardenapura University after 11 monks were diagnosed with dengue.


Health officials said that 48 dengue patients had been reported from the  area in July, 65 in August and 43 in September and that more than 8,000 houses and business premises were inspected and 233  house and business owners issued red notices


Chief Medical Officer of the area Dr. Jayalath Gunathilake had directed the premise to be cleared and fogged. “We found that water that had collected on the lids of sewerage pits had encouraged the breeding of dengue mosquitoes,” he said.

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