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ECONOMY NEXT – Sri Lanka’s Nationwide Dengue Management Unit (NDCU) has resumed ordinary dengue management measures after required gasoline is obtained, however Well being Inspectors’ Union has mentioned the federal government is but to offer enough gasoline to hold out the prevention measures.

“We stock out anti-dengue applications like Vector Mosquito Management applications and Routine Medical Remark since an enough quantity of gasoline is being obtained at the moment,” NDCU Director Sudath Samaraweera advised EconomyNext.

The week ended on September 15 noticed 1027 suspected dengue circumstances reported in 23 districts compared to 1254 circumstances in 24districts throughout the earlier week. Although the variety of suspected circumstances has fallen this month, the general quantity as much as September 15 of this yr has greater than tripled to 55012 from 18265 in the identical interval final yr.

Lack of gasoline and a few chemical substances as a consequence of foreign exchange scarcity have hit the dengue management measures, well being officers have mentioned.

The Western province accounts round 50% of whole variety of dengue suspects this yr, official information confirmed,

Public Well being Inspectors Union, nonetheless, say the dengue prevalence remains to be on the rise,

“There’s an acceleration in dengue circumstances – but no precautions are enabled as a result of unavailability of gasoline,” Upul Rohana, mentioned Chairman of the Public Well being Inspectors’ Union.

“They ship us tips to carry anti-dengue applications however it isn’t virtually potential to hold them out as we’ve got no gasoline to run the workplace automobiles.”

The Union by the Well being Ministry has mentioned the gasoline subject with the authorities who promised to take mandatory steps to offer gasoline. (Colombo/Sept17/2022)



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