November 29, 2023
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Particular dengue prevention programme inside CMC space subsequent weekend – State Minister Dr. Arambepola

State Minister of Well being Dr. Seetha Arambepola, Chairperson of the Dengue Management Professional Committee, mentioned {that a} particular cleanliness programme for dengue management will likely be undertaken within the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) space subsequent weekend, and the general public is requested to stay at residence and assist it.

The State Minister added {that a} week of larval inspections masking the Colombo and Gampaha districts will observe the initiative. President Ranil Wickremesinghe just lately took decisive motion to fight the unfold of COVID-19 and Dengue within the nation by establishing each a Ministerial Committee and an Professional Committee. To facilitate the work of the Specialists Committee, 9 Provincial sub-Committees have been established. The involvement of those sub-Committees goals to reinforce collaboration and coordination on the provincial degree within the battle in opposition to COVID-19 and Dengue.

By designating particular days to examine colleges, locations of worship, Authorities and personal establishments, industrial premises, and deserted plots as locations the place dengue mosquitoes breed probably the most, this program will likely be carried out within the Western Province. In the meantime, different provinces are urged to establish their very own challenges and implement particular applications, in keeping with State Minister Dr. SeethaArambepola.

State Minister Dr. Seetha Arambepola said this on the press convention held on the Presidential Media Centre on the Management of the Unfold of Dengue yesterday (25).

The State Minister mentioned that greater than 47,000 dengue circumstances have been reported since January and 50% of them are reported from the Western Province. The minister talked about that the unfold of dengue illness has elevated with local weather change and if this example is just not managed, the dengue illness can turn into deadly just like COVID.

State Minister of Well being Dr. Seetha Arambepola additional mentioned: “The unfold of dengue has turn into a world state of affairs. Within the first half of this 12 months alone, greater than 47,000 dengue circumstances and 27 dengue deaths have been reported.

In view of this example, President Ranil Wickremesinghe just lately appointed each a Ministerial Committee and an Professional Committee to fight the unfold of COVID-19 and Dengue within the nation. 9 Provincial sub-Committees have been established to facilitate the work of the Specialists Committee.

This Committee includes S. Janaka Sri Chandraguptha – Secretary, Ministry of Well being, Ms. M. Kodippiliarachchi – Extra Secretary (Native Authorities and Provincial Councils), Dr. Asela Gunawardena – Director Basic of Well being Companies, Dr. S. M. Arnold – Deputy Director Basic (Public Well being Companies – I), Dr. SamithaGinige – Director, Epidemiology Unit, Dr. NalinAriyarathne – Director, Nationwide Dengue Management Unit, Dr. AnandaWijewickrama – Senior Marketing consultant Doctor, Dr. Lakkumar Fernando – Pediatrician, Prof. NeelikaMalavige – Professor, Division of Immunology and Molecular Medication and Dr. UpulDissanayake – Marketing consultant Doctor, as members of this Committee.

Stopping the breeding of the mosquito and stopping the mosquito from getting the virus is essential in controlling dengue.

The vector could be lowered by figuring out the locations the place the water collects through the wet season and stopping the breeding of mosquitoes. Folks must be educated to be able to decrease their danger of getting bitten by a mosquito. In densely populated areas, the possibility of dengue transmission from one mosquito to a lot of individuals is excessive.

A sequence of pressing programmes are being carried out via the Dengue Management Sub-Committees appointed within the provinces. Within the coming months, we are going to attempt our greatest to not attain the capability of the sufferers who will likely be admitted to the hospitals.

Accordingly, a particular cleanliness programme will likely be carried out within the metropolis of Colombo with the assist of the Tri forces through the subsequent weekend. The Nationwide Dengue Management Unit (NDCU), Provincial Division of Well being Companies and the Native Authorities authorities can even be part of and the workplace of the Medical Officer of Well being (MOH) will make related notifications. Accordingly, I request the individuals to remain at residence this coming weekend and assist it.

After that programme, colleges, non secular locations, authorities and personal establishments, industrial premises in addition to deserted plots of land the place dengue mosquitoes are probably to be bred will likely be inspected for larvae on particular days in Colombo and Gampaha districts for every week.

On the identical time, particular applications are being carried out in all different provinces as per the directions of the Provincial Well being Officer.

The dengue affected person ought to pay attention to this and take precautions to forestall spreading the sickness to others. Particularly at the moment, the media can play a major half in that.

Management of dengue focuses extra on major well being. This circumstance arises yearly, thus in my view, widespread awareness-raising efforts on the faculty degree are mandatory. And I consider that this can be a particular circumstance that needs to be included within the instructional curriculum.”

In the meantime Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama whereas becoming a member of the ‘101 Katha’ programme produced by the President’s Media Division famous; “The Ministry of Well being is working to undertake plenty of methods to forestall the unfold of dengue within the upcoming interval. Implementing dengue management measures by the Authorities, the personal sector, and the general public can be essential. The potential for controlling dengue fever exists, if this program is sustained for a substantial period of time. With the upcoming monsoon season, there’s a danger that dengue circumstances would enhance. Typically, the months of June and July see an upsurge in dengue sufferers. Subsequently, all events ought to work with utmost care to regulate the dengue virus.”

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