The Ministry of Health has decided to appoint a special panel to carryout investigations on the use of the B.T.I. bacteria in order to combat the spread of dengue continuously.
Issuing a release the subject ministry states that a large sum of money would be required to spray the bacteria aerially.
However the ministry is of the opinion that the bacteria could be utilised to combat the spread of dengue in areas where the density of mosquitoes are high.
Addressing a recent media briefing held in Colombo, Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena expressed his personnel views regarding the spraying of the bacteria.