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Minister wants special report from dengue unit

Minister for Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senarathne has called for a special report from the National Dengue Prevention Unit on dengue prevention cleaning programs conducted in schools after the commencement of the new school term yesterday.

Cleaning programs were conducted in schools during the past few days by parents and teachers on the instructions of the Ministry of Education.

Health officers, police personnel and members of the armed forces are to work together and examine schools environments on April 28 and 29.

Schools with mosquito breeding places will be given a month to eliminate them and noncompliance would be met with prosecution, principals have been warned.

During the first mosquito prevention week and special mosquito prevention programs of 2017, 763 schools were found to have mosquito breeding places.

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