Minister Maithripala Sirisena has said that August will be set apart for Dengue eradication. He said that a number of programmes will be launched in this connection.
The Minister said the first and the second Mondays and the third and fourth Saturdays of this month are declared as special days in the Dengue Eradication National Programme.
The Cabinet has declared August 15th to 22nd as the National Week for Dengue eradication. He said that people should come together in eradicating the Dengue menace in order to protect lives.
The Minister made this reference while participating in the Dengue Eradication Project. The programme will also strengthen research in this connection.
The Minister stressed the importance of the participation of all citizens in carrying out the eradication programme.