An inter-Ministerial programme is planned to control dengue reaching epidemic levels. Briefing the media today, Minister Maithripala Sirisena said that the bacterium which is capable of destroying the mosquito that spread dengue will be released to the market soon.
The Minister said that orders have already been placed to get down BTI, the Cuban bacteria. BT bacteria will enter the market within two weeks. The Minister revealed that the first and second Mondays of next month and the third and 4th Saturdays of the same month have been declared as special days for the conduct of a national programme during which the public will be educated and shramadana, discussions and workshops will be organized. Instructions in this respect have already been given. He emphasized that the Government would make its maximum contribution to this effort.