The number of persons afflicted with Dengu in the North, especially in Jaffna is increasing. The Director for Dengu Elimination, Dr. Kakistha Thisera inspected the situation in the North and has strongly instructed to take action to eradicate Dengu calling in the support of all sectors.
The team led by Dr. Kakistha Thisera inspected several locations afflicted with Dengu and later held a meeting in the Provincial Ministry of Health.
To date 1,700 persons were afflicted by Dengu and only 600 were identified as having Dengu during the corresponding period last year.
In the context of monsoon rains expected in one or two months, the chance of Dengu increasing also is more. Environment, especially around the Jaffna Teaching Hospital is polluted with polythene. It is the responsibility of all to make the environment clean, said, Dr. Thisera.