- Published on Thursday, 03 May 2012 14:47
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The Ministry of Health has announced a national Mosquito Eradication Week from 14th to 20th of this month. Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena making this announcement at his Ministry yesterday appealed for the cooperation and assistance from everyone to make this programme a success.
The Minister said that there has been an increase in the number of Dengue patients with the onset of the rainy season.
He said that the number of Dengue patients has increased by 6342 in the first three months of this year when compared with the same period last year. Altogether 9,430 dengue patients have been identified during the first three months of this year. The number of Dengue patients reported in the first three months of last year stood at 3,088.
The Minister requested the people to clean the premises of their houses, workplaces and uninhabited lands in the nearby areas considering it as a national task and save the number of people getting victimized by this disease.(niz).