One-hour Dengue prevention program begins tomorrow

Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Dengue and the Ministry of Health has declared an hour every week for cleaning of houses, public institutions, and private company premises.

It will be implemented from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. every Friday.

The premises should be cleaned during that hour and the health officers and Tri- Forces personnel will come to inspect them, Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne said.

The places found with larvae will be fumigated. The inauguration program will take place tomorrow at the Health Ministry. Heads of Departments and the whole staff will join.

A three month Dengue prevention program is already in progress on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena and Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne.