898 sued for keeping dengue breeding grounds, summons served to another 6000.

Monday, 14 October 2013 - 19:17


The Health Ministry has sued nearly 7000 households and other institutions for keeping dengue breeding grounds within their boundaries.


These dengue breeding grounds were identified during the Dengue inspections carried out during the dengue elimination week that ended yesterday.


Health inspectors checked nearly 58 thousand households and other institutions in nearly 350 MOH Divisions throughout the island during the raid.


The Health Ministry stated in its communiqué that nearly 46 thousand places out of 58 thousand have been identified as dengue breeding grounds.


Meanwhile Public Health Inspectors have also carried out inspections to identify dengue breeding grounds during the dengue elimination week and found dengue breeding grounds in several police stations and Court complexes in the country.


Meanwhile All Ceylon Nurses Association President S.B. Mediwatta said that the mere announcement of dengue weeks would not help eliminate dengue mosquitoes.


He said the cleaning of the environment should be continued in order to eliminate dengue menace forever.

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