Army hospital breeds dengue mossies

By Dilanthi Jayamanne

The Public Health Department (PHD) of the Colombo Municipal Council yesterday expressed concern over the increasing number of dengue patients reported from the army hospital, at Narahenpita.

PHD Chief Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam said that more than 50 dengue patients had already been reported from that hospital. The new construction site, within the hospital complex, had been identified as a dengue breeding place.

Dr. Kariyawasam said he feared that the disease was spreading to the surrounding area as two civilians living close to the hospital had contracted it.

The CM would carry out large scale fogging from Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Sarana Road and move into the affected premises to control the mosquito population, he said.

Meanwhile, inspection teams from the PHD have found that a leading hotel in Colombo has been given notice to clean up its environs. A spokesman for the team said that a large number of mosquito breeding places had been found there.


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