Principals of schools have been given the responsibility to keep the school premises free of dengue mosquitoes as a large number of dengue patients are school children.
The decision to assign the task to the principles was taken today at a special meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat by the Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando with the Operations Committee on Dengue Prevention. Heads of the Institutions of health sector joined this meeting.
As 30 percent of dengue patients are school children, the Committee has suggested handing over the responsibility of making the school premises free from dengue mosquitoes to the Principals of the schools.
Accordingly, all Principals of the island will be educated on this regard through the Secretary to the Education Ministry.