Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said that the Dengue epidemic has not reached high proportions as made out by certain factions.
A continuous program is being implemented by the Health Ministry to combat Dengue.
As a result, there is a significant drop in the spread of Dengue..
The Minister said 74 persons had died due to Dengue during the past six months.
There is a decline in the percentage of Dengue related deaths compared to those in the past few years as the Ministry’s program to combat Dengue has been successful.