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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 18:52
3 months Dengue eradication programme from June 1st
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President Maithripala Sirisena has directed officials to implement a national anti dengue program in collaboration with state and private sector with effect from June 1st.

Accordingly, it was decided during a meeting held with the Dengue Task Force today to continue the program for three months.

The President stated that several new circulars will be issued soon specifying the steps to be taken by state institutions.

He also asked for a written report over the difficulties identified in implementing dengue prevention programs.

At the same time, it was decided to implement dengue prevention awareness programs at private, public institutions and schools.

It is also decided to reserve one hour per week for cleaning of surroundings of those institutions and schools.

Meanwhile, President’s Media Unit stated that the President has instructed to permit local companies to produce anti dengue bacteria. The President further said that the environment police should be more efficient in the effort to prevent dengue. He said politicians also should intervene directly in dengue preventing efforts.
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