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Govt all out to control Dengue

Jul 29, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the Government is ready to make any commitment for the eradication of dengue menace from the country. The President stressed that the Government is ready to bear any cost in importing drugs and medicine which would help control the deadly dengue menace and save lives of people who were diagnosed with the dengue virus. He was speaking at the opening of a maternity ward complex at the Ratnapura General Hospital yesterday. The project was entirely funded by the Ven Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Himi Foundation and the Mahamevnawa Amawat-hura Monastery. He said the Treasury is fully prepared to make monetary allocations for the import of any type of medicine or drug which would help save lives and control the spread of dengue epidemic. He stressed that life of every citizen of the country is precious and invaluable to him. "It is my duty to save the lives of every citizen of the country and we are ready to make any commitment for the eradication of dengue," President said. The President stressed that the Government does not mind from where it should bring medicine when it comes to saving of a life of person with dengue. Every citizen has a responsibility to keep their environment clean and tidy. They have a duty to ensure that there is no room for mosquito breeding grounds in their environment, he stated. He said this task can not be done by a government alone and it needs more public support.   www.dailynews.lk/2010/07/30/news02.asp