Dengue deaths top 122
The number of dengue deaths has risen to 122 by yesterday while the
number of patients have exceeded 8,500.
The Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry also issued 486 warnings to
residents in Colombo by yesterday, a Ministry spokesman said.
He said the Ministry has upto date issued 486 warnings to residents
in Colombo who have mosquito breeding sites within their properties.
Many people had 'mosquito breeding grounds' in their homes and
They have been warned and given two weeks to clean all mosquito
breeding sites within their properties.
The ministry will carry out another inspection in two weeks. If
action has not been taken to clear the premises, they will be fined and
imprisoned under the Prevention of Mosquito Breeding Act No.11 of 2007,
the spokesman said.
The dengue control program will cover Kandy and Gampaha districts on
June 13 and 14.
The Ministry along with Civil Defence Committees, Police, Grama
Niladharies and officials will conduct awareness raising programs on
A large scale shramadana campaign will be implemented on June 14.