Fogging machines for WP to combat Dengue | Sunday Observer

Fogging machines for WP to combat Dengue

Health minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and Acting Director General of Health Services Dr. Jayasundara Bandara distributing the fogging machines

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne distributed 30 fogging machines imported from Germany among MOH divisions in the Western Province, Health Ministry sources said.

According to sources, the 30 fogging machines cost Rs. 4.5 million with each costing Rs. 150,000. Colombo, Kaltara and Gampaha districts received 10 fogging machines each.

Addressing the gathering after the distribution of the fogging machines, Senaratne said 500 field assistants will be recruited to inspect houses and carry out fogging in the Western Province.

A total of 15,180 dengue patients were reported from all parts of the country during the previous year and 3,935 of them were from the Colombo district. Gampaha district recorded 1,851 dengue patients during the same period. ​

This year 43.05 percent of the total number of dengue patients were reported from the Western Province.