A three day Dengue Prevention Programme targeting seven high risk districts including the Western Province, will commence tomorrow.
The Health Ministry said the programme will be conductged in Kegalle, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Vavuniya, Batticaloa, Jaffna, Ampara districts and in the Western Province.
The decision has been arrived at due to the increase in numbers of dengue related cases in January this year.
Over 5,000 dengue related cases and 08 deaths were reported last month. In the year 2015, a total of 29,000 dengue related cases and 56 deaths have been reported. The Ministry said that according to a survey 54% of the schools, 40% of religious places and 36% of building and construction sites are proned for dengue mosquito breeding spots.
The programme organized on the instructions of Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne and under the direct supervision of Director General of Health Services Dr.Palitha Maheepala will be implemented by the Sri Lanka Police, Tri-forces and Health authorities on Feb.11, 12 and 13.