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School principals to take responsibility for any student who contracts Dengi
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The ministry of health has identified 25 divisional medical health zones strewn across 9 districts with a predisposure for a possible dengue out break.

This finding has been based on the Aedes ovitrap and larval survey.

 

Divisional Medical Health Zones in the districts of Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha, Kurunegala, Batticalo, Matara, Kegalle, Puttlam & Ampara have been identified by this survey as prone to the risk of dengue.

The ministry of health cautions the public regarding a possible escalation of dengue during the next two months due to the inclement weather conditions being experienced.

A review meeting with the participation of health officials has also been held with regards to the dengue epidemic.

During this meeting it had been revealed according to the latest larval surveys that the mosquito density in the western province, adjacent to schools had risen by several factors concurrent to the school vacation.

Hence the ministry of education has notified all principals to carry out cleaning activities prior to the commencement of schools on the 23rd of April.

The ministry of health stresses that if any child succumbs to death by reason of contracting dengue, the responsibility should be borne by the respective school's principal.

Meanwhile the minister of health has notified all health officials to carry out larval surveys in locations where schools are located, parallel to the commencement of the 3rd school term.

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