PM directs Governors, officials to act in controlling dengue | Daily News

PM directs Governors, officials to act in controlling dengue

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena advised the Governors to take urgent measures to prevent the spread of dengue with the intervention of all the relevant authorities at a discussion held at Temple Trees yesterday (25) to discuss the progress of dengue control programmes.

The discussion was held with the participation of Governors, Provincial Council Secretaries, Provincial Government Commissioners and Provincial Health Service Directors through Zoom technology and the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of collecting information about the spread of dengue in their jurisdictions and taking measures to control the disease since priority should be given to preventing the spread of the disease through the continuous implementation of programs carried out by the regional Medical Offices of Health.

The Governors commented on the measures taken so far in the respective provinces to control the dengue disease and its progress. They mentioned that as there is a tendency for dengue mosquitoes to breed around construction sites, schools and places of religious importance, more attention will be paid to keep such places clean with the contribution of health and security sectors.

Provincial Councils and Local Government State Minister Janaka Wakkumbura, Home Affairs State Minister Ashoka Priyantha, Prime Minister’s Secretary Anura Dissanayake and Public Administration Ministry Secretary Ranjith Ashoka and many other officials participated.


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