Ministry fights diseases

TO control the spread of communicable diseases such as diarrhoea, leptospirosis, typhoid and dengue, the Ministry of Health and Medical Service’s environmental health unit has begun a disinfectant spraying campaign in flood affected areas.

According to the ministry, the disinfectant, Pynol, was a safe general-purpose disinfectant that has proven highly effective in eliminating germs and reducing the risk of infectious diseases.

“Health inspectors in the Western and Northern divisions have been visiting homes, schools and evacuation centres to spray disinfectant, particularly in the areas most severely affected by the flood,” the ministry said.