The National Dengue Eradication Unit has stated that there is a significant rise in the number of dengue patients in the Rathnapura district.
Director of the National Dengue Eradication Unit Dr. Ranjith Batuwantudawe stated that special dengue eradication programs will be initiated in the district.
Apart from the Rathnapura district, a large number of dengue patients are being reported from Colombo, Kegalle and Gampaha districts.
Over 16,000 dengue patients and over 80 fatalities have been reported this year.
The director also stated that public support is also essential in order to eradicate dengue.