Public should support Govt's program to eradicate dengue: Health Minister

AN | Published: 6:17 PM Oct 20 2020
Local Public should support Govt's program to eradicate dengue: Health Minister

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi says that the country has lost more lives due to Dengue than the COVID-19 pandemic this year. 

She said that an operation will be launched to control Dengue mosquitoes.

A Dengue Mosquito Control and Public Awareness program was launched on 18 October under the patronage of the Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi with a focus on the Kuruwita Medical Health Division in the Ratnapura District.

Speaking at the event, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said that the Government will launch an operation to eradicate Dengue. The Minister of Health pointed out that the country has lost 34 lives due to Dengue, which is more than the number of deaths recorded due to COVID-19. 

She also emphasised that the public should support the Government's program to control Dengue by keeping the environment clean.

AN | Published: 6:17 PM Oct 20 2020

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