Sri Lanka Fights Dengue Surge in Gampaha District with Special Team Deployment
In response to a significant increase in reported cases of dengue fever in the Gampaha district, the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka has announced the deployment of a special team to control the spread of the disease. The Minister of Health, Keheliya Rambukwella, has stated that the team will decide on immediate measures to be taken in order to tackle the situation.
An expert committee has also been appointed, chaired by the Director General of Health Services, Dr Asela Gunawardena, to control the spread of dengue fever across the country.
The Governor of the Western Province, Marshal of the Sri Lanka Air Force Roshan Goonetileke, has emphasized that a task force has already been established to control the spread of dengue fever within the Western Province.
The Director of Education of the Western Province, Lal Nonis, has announced that a circular will be issued to principals in the Western Province, instructing them to take necessary measures to prevent the breeding of dengue mosquitoes within school premises.
According to the Health Entomology Officers’ Association, 15 districts have been identified as being at high risk for dengue fever. The national organizer of the association, Disnaka Dissanayake, has warned that immediate attention must be paid to the situation, or the spread of the disease may increase further.