Dengue Prevention Programs at Schools On 30th & 31st
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Under the guidance of the Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, the Ministry of Education has taken steps to launch several dengue eradication programs to protect school children from contracting the disease on 30th and 31st of this month at all schools in the island.
Secretary to the Education Ministry Sunil Hettiarachchi called on all the Zonal Directors of Education, Directors of Education, Principals, Teacher Instructors, Teachers and other relevant officers to actively contribute to the program to make it success and make the schools dengue-free zones. In addition Education Secretary invited the regional health officers, parents, members of the tri forces, Special Task Force and police to contribute in cleaning school premises as part of this program. He emphasized that a supervisory report should be submitted to the Ministry of Education on a zonal level.
Further, a circular issued by the Secretary has informed the school principals to take steps to continue the cleaning activities of school premises on every Sunday.
Circulars have also been issued informing the school principals that they are responsible if any legal fines imposed for failing to maintain dengue mosquito -free clean premises.