Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Colombo Public Health Dept.Has Filed Court Cases Against 8 Leading Schools Over Dengue Mosquito Breeding Places

The Colombo Public Health Department has today(28) filed court cases against 8 leading schools situated in Colombo City  and suburbs and issued notices for 29 other schools in the city which are maintaining dengue mosquito breeding places in their school gardens according to chief MOH of Colombo Dr.Pradeep Kariyawasam.

One of the leading girl's school which was among the 8 schools facing legal action have seen as a paradise of  dengue mosquito breading he has stressed.due to the majority of dengue patients found in Colombo City are school children Colombo Public Health Department has today launched an indefinite inspections in schools situated in the city.

Around 52% out of the total number of dengue patients reporting in Colombo City are children Dr.Kariyawasam has stressed.during the inspection launched with the participation of public health inspectors and medical officers attached to Colombo Public Health Department the authorities learned that the dengue control committees formed in school level few years back are not functioning.

The dengue  inspections in Schools will continue today(29) as well .

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