By:Isuru ParakramaColombo (LNW): Sri Lanka is currently at the brink of facing a dengue high epidemic, warned Chairman of the Public Health Inspectors’ Association Upul Rohana, speaking to media yesterday (30).
“An unusual growth of dengue cases is currently visible. The public must be warned that there is a serious risk of a dengue high epidemic being occurred in the country in the near future. It is obvious that the National Dengue Control Unit lacking the implementation of a proper methodology is acting in a manner by which public funds are being wasted,” Rohana alleged.
The PHI Chief went on: “There is no need of a National Dengue Control Unit to inform the public when the number of dengue cases rises. The National Dengue Control Centre in particular believes that the general public can be used to control dengue by giving them a meal or a cup of tea. Such affair is not being done practically in the grassroots. If they believe that dengue can be controlled by the mere issuance of pages of circulars, that simply does not happen.”
“We, therefore, reiterate that the National Dengue Control Unit should begin to provide the officials the necessary gear of chemicals, fuel and other equipment via the implementation of a practical solution for dengue prevention, without wasting public funds. Instructing the people of this country to simply control dengue, on the other hand, would be useless,” he added.