Three day national dengue prevention programme begins on Wednesday.

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The Health Ministry has planned a national dengue prevention programme. Accordingly, it will be carried out on the 8th, 9th and 10th of this month covering 75 MOH Divisions in 18 districts. At a press briefing held in Colombo today Consultant Dr. of the Dengue Prevention Unit of the Ministry Hasitha Thisera said that health officials, Red Cross and Sarvodaya Officials will visit the relevant households for check-ups. About 16,000 dengue cases have been identified during the first 4 months of this month. Out of them, 23 have succumbed to the epidemic. The health authorities request the public to keep their premises free of mosquito breeding grounds.

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