A programme of observing a series of special Dengue Prevention Days starts today.
The Health Ministry said that next Monday is also set aside for this purpose. Training programmes for the eradication of Dengue will be conducted on the 21st and the 28th as well.
Programmes are being mootted from the 16th. Minister Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the officials to launch anti-dengue programmes throughout the month.
The aim of the programmes will be to destroy the mosquito breeding grounds. Programmes will also be launched to clean Government and Private sector Institutions including the other locations.
Committees of Anti-dengue Task Force have been set up on provincial level for this purpose. Measures will also be taken at the District and Divisional level. The Security Forces, Special Task Force, Police and Civil Defence Committees will also participate in the programme.