Fiji Time: 7:57 PM on Wednesday 4 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

More dengue clean-ups

Dawn Gibson
Sunday, March 23, 2014

DENGUE clean-up campaigns around the Central Division continued yesterday as teams worked in areas around Lami, Suva and Nasinu.

A team from the Fiji Corrections Service, the Health Ministry and the military went through Walu Bay, Qauia and Laucala Beach Estate, while teams from other government ministries went through Kinoya, Nadera and the Kalabu Tax Free Zone.

The campaign was launched a week ago by Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma and will continue until March 29 in a bid to curb rising dengue numbers.

Also hoping to help in the dengue battle is the World Health Organisation, which recently carried out a training program based on clinical responses to the illness.

"While the training pr­o­­gram is designed to strengthen current methods used to address dengue fever, similar guidelines put forward by the World Health Organisation and the Centre for Disease in Puerto Rico will boost the response mechanisms currently in place," said an Information Ministry statement yesterday.

Dr Sharma said in the same statement: "At the same time, the training is formatted in a way that these medical personnel can quickly share their training and apply them to current cases.

"These training programs are response-based to tackle dengue fever. But the public can avoid contracting the virus by taking the precautionary steps and keeping compounds clean and destroying water-carrying vessels that are likely to allow mosquitoes to breed."








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 0.61870.5997
JPY 52.481149.4811
GBP 0.33370.3257
EUR 0.42280.4108
NZD 0.70910.6761
AUD 0.65260.6276
USD 0.48800.4710

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 4th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Nude pose
  2. Tuitubou: Stop criticising Fijian 7s players
  3. 'Not my decision'
  4. Sevens marked man
  5. Engineer queries claims on building
  6. Koya: Be fair to all Fijians
  7. Police inquiry into bullet find
  8. Ministry tracks down $2m wage creditors
  9. $3 burden for firms
  10. Man, 50, charged with murder

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  2. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  3. Spirit haunts village Tuesday (03 May)
  4. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  5. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  6. Nude pose Wednesday (04 May)
  7. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  8. Bullet found on aircraft Tuesday (03 May)
  9. Sex talk worry Tuesday (03 May)
  10. Rawaca's hospital bill payment saga Thursday (28 Apr)