PHIs to ensure hygienic condition of Dansalas
The Public Health Department of the Colombo Municipal Council will
ensure that food hygiene is maintained at Dansalas in the city during
the Vesak season.
Action will also be taken to check sound pollution due to loud
speakers, the Chief Medical officer Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam told the
People have been asked to apprise the location of the Dansalas in the
city to the MOH office in the area to enable Public Health Inspectors to
inspect such places.
People have informed where Dansalas are located and PHIs have
inspected them in the past four days to advise the organisers to ensure
that proper food hygiene is maintained,” he said.
“We are checking on the food quality water supply, and the health
condition of those who prepare these meals”, Dr. Kariyawasam said.
“We are also concerned about waste disposal and have asked some
organisers to change the location of Dansalas if it blocked the drainage
lines or else have asked them to cover the drainage line before setting
up the Dansala”, he said.
“We have deployed four teams of Public Health Inspectors from
yesterday to inspect these Dansalas in the city.
There were more than 200 Dansalas last year in the Colombo city
limits and there may be a similar number of Dansalas this year too.
“Many organisers have sought our assistance in writing to ensure food
hygienic levels are maintained,” he said.
"This time we are more concerned about sound pollution and asked many
organisers of these events to minimise the noise of loud speakers to
prevent sound pollution”, he said.