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Company joins fight against dengue

Avinesh Gopal
Monday, March 17, 2014

A COMPANY will cease its operations in the pine forests today to enable its workers to participate in a one-day dengue prevention clean-up campaign.

About 600 employees of Callison Pacific Pine Chemicals in the Ra, Lololo, Nadi, Nabou, Bua and Macuata pine forests will put their tools down to clean the forests of mosquito breeding places.

Company CEO Semi Lotawa said the one-day event would commence with awareness briefings from local health inspectors and medical professionals.

"Workers will participate in clean-up activities to address possible threats within their work environment. We take the health and welfare of our workers very seriously," he said in a statement.

"This dengue outbreak is different from the ones we've seen in Fiji in the past where infected mosquitoes were known to breed primarily in urban areas.

"According to health inspectors, this new strand is bred by mosquitoes in forested areas as well, which is where we operate."

Mr Lotawa said the company was joining the campaigns and he urged other companies to do the same.








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