Fiji Time: 1:04 PM on Saturday 10 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

West steps up anti-dengue clean-up drive

By FELIX CHAUDHARY
Friday, March 14, 2014

Update: 11:44AM WITH more than 5600 suspected and 880 confirmed cases of dengue fever in the Western Division, civil servants across the division will participate in an on-going cleanup of areas identified as dengue mosquito breeding sites.

Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki made the announcement at a press conference in Lautoka this morning.

"We welcome the support of our partners, the private sector and organisations that are taking part in cleaning up and encourage everyone to come forward and assist us as well," he said.

Commander Cawaki said because of the alarming rise in numbers and with more than 70,000 people presenting themselves at health centres and hospitals across the division, the situation was critical.

"This is no longer just a government issue, this is a Western Division issue and everyone needs to get involved by cleaning up their compounds and taking the necessary precautions."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64000.6210
JPY 55.899352.8993
GBP 0.38380.3758
EUR 0.45640.4444
NZD 0.68230.6493
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 09th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Torture report
  2. Hong Kong thrash Fijianas
  3. Body found on Suva foreshore
  4. Plight of homeless, pregnant couple
  5. 'Stay focused'
  6. Embassy looks into Seaton's removal
  7. Cameras in court
  8. Quake hits Solomons, Fijians safe
  9. A-G launches Laws of Fiji revised edition
  10. Vuniwaqa: Social changes needed to fight abuse

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell Wednesday (07 Dec)
  3. Young, no home and pregnant Friday (09 Dec)
  4. Fatal torture Wednesday (07 Dec)
  5. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)
  6. Year 10 results out, 45pc pass Wednesday (07 Dec)
  7. Fiji's Year 10 results out Tuesday (06 Dec)
  8. PM did not endorse app Sunday (04 Dec)
  9. 9 years on Friday (09 Dec)
  10. Soko's message Tuesday (06 Dec)