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Residents warned to clean up

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, February 15, 2014

NASINU ratepayers have been warned to destroy mosquito breeding grounds in their surroundings or face the full weight of the law.

The call follows growing dengue confirmed cases in the country which now totalled 4600 cases.

Senior health inspector Bikesh Sharma said the response from the ratepayers had been positive, however, there was a need to destroy breeding places, especially Nasinu which has the most high-risk areas.

"We have given ratepayers the circular and an interval of two weeks to clean their compounds and areas and possible breeding places of mosquitoes," Dr Sharma said.

"Nasinu is a big area and we have been moving from house to house in the past couple of weeks.

"After February 20, if we find compounds which still have mosquito breeding places, we will take legal action against the owners.

"We don't have any spot fine for that but legal action can be taken according to Section 105 of the Public Health Act."

Dr Sharma said the clean-up measures include the disposal of empty containers, coconut shells, tyres and bottles.

The council continues with its second phase of clean-up on Monday.








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