Colombo (LNW): The Sri Lankan Army under the leadership of Army Spokesperson Brigadier Ravi Herath is providing essential support to combat dengue, which as of now has been declared as a pending epidemic.
Accordingly, the Army is providing essential support to the Anti-Dengue Task Force appointed by the government and their operations include the conduction of a thorough dengue inspections and contributing to the battling of the disease.
Meanwhile, the National Dengue Control Unit has announced the initiation of comprehensive measures to prevent the transmissions of dengue, with rigorous inspections of various premises, particularly those at risk of becoming breeding grounds for carrier mosquitoes.
It is also reported that the National Dengue Control Unit has deployed drones to inspect areas that are difficult to surveil, and a special dengue control programme is set to launch in the North-Western Province tomorrow (22), in parallel with the ongoing islandwide initiative to battle the disease.
As of now the National Dengue Control Unit has identified 57 MOH divisions as high-risk areas, and these areas will be subject to dengue control, ensuring prompt and targeted actions to mitigate the contagion.