A National Mosquito Control Week has been declared from tomorrow(02) to next Tuesday(08) in view of inspecting and destroying the dengue mosquito breeding places throughout the island Health Ministry has announced today(01).
During this national mosquito control week dengue control programmes will be implemented in government/
private institutions,Schools,Hospitals and other institutions the ministry has revealed.
The Government Midwives have decided to launch an island wide continuous strike from tomorrow(02) by requesting to abolish the health ministry's decision on allowing midwifery training to all government hospital nurses.
According to Government Midwives Union around 12,000 midwives working throughout the island will taking part in this continuous strike and they will not participate any child delivery happens in labor rooms in government hospitals, house to house inspections on maternal and child health and sending health status of mothers and children to health ministry.
During the strike midwives will not attend even an emergency child delivery in maternal hospitals the
union president Mrs.Devika Kodiruwakku has stressed.