School premises to be cleared of mosquito breeding grounds before reopening

School premises to be cleared of mosquito breeding grounds before reopening

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It is intended to clean school premises with the joint involvement of the Health, Education, Local Government and Defence Ministries. Accordingly, Minister Rajitha Senaratne has instructed the authorities to regulate the cleaning activities of the schools island-wide prior to the commencement of the new school term.
The cleaning programme will be initiated as a project undertaken by the Ministry of Health to protect the people against the dengue menace. A special discussion among the Health, Education, Local Government and Defence Ministries that join in this programme, is due to be held on the 24th of this month. Concurrently to this initiative, dengue eradication and awareness programmes will be conducted as well.
The Ministry of Health has adopted measures to establish dengue intensive care units and separate dengue wards at hospitals in the Western, Southern and Eastern Provinces. The Minister has instructed the officials to provide doctors, nurses and other staff necessary to treat dengue patients without a dearth.