Dengue Control Task Force has commenced its exercise of containing & subsequent eradication of dengue from Jaffna District from 5th June 2010 under the patronage of Hon. Governor ,Northern Province G A Chandrasiri, and it has been intensified within the Jaffna Municipal Council (JMC) limits from 14 June 2010.
For this purpose the manpower of the JMC was strengthened with additional 200 cleaning labourers for the cleaning of drainages, abandoned lands & buildings both public and private in the city area. The ceremonial inauguration of this programme held at the Jaffna Railway Station premises in the presents of Hon. Governor, NP with the participation of Mayor Mrs. P.Yogeswary, JPUM, Government Agent, Provincial Health Secretary Mr. R.Raveendran & Dr.A.Katheeswaran, RDHS Jaffna.
Many areas in the city including Teaching Hospital (TH) Jaffna were cleaned during the day by various subgroups supervised by different Task Force members. Hon. Governor has inspected some of these cleaning sites and encourages the cleaning up campaign. This cleaning up campaign will take place for next seven days in the city of which five days in the TH premises.
There was a meeting held at the Regional Commissioner’s office, Jaffna at 3.00 pm under the chairmanship of the Hon. Governor and the day’s progress of the dengue control activities such as cleaning of mosquito breeding sites and fogging/spraying to kill mosquitoes and preventive care and curative care of dengue patients at MOH level and Hospital level were reviewed following the meeting. Hon. Governor instructed Task Force members to commence the intensive cleaning activities at schools level from Tuesday 17 June 2010 onwards. He requested to send the daily progress to his office before 3.00 pm of the day meeting ends at 5.00 pm and followed by a visit to TH Jaffna with the Task Team members.