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Firm fights dengue

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, April 14, 2014

US company Callison Pacific Pine Chemicals Ltd has taken the initiative to perforate resin bags attached to pine trees at their Vanua Levu and Viti Levu stations to drain out rain water.

The initiative is part of the company's efforts to destroy all possible mosquito breeding places in their work stations.

The company has also walked the mile in cleaning and spraying the pine forests in Macuata, Bua and Lololo in Lautoka and their other stations as they join the nation's campaign against dengue fever.

Company CEO Semi Lotawa said Callison Pacific was one of the first companies to set aside a worker production day to organise not only clean-up activities but also conduct awareness workshops of dengue fever for all employees.

"The workshop is basically to help employees understand the new characteristics of the dengue fever outbreak in the country," he said.

"In addition, we are continually puncturing our resin catch bags to drain out any still water. We feel these are important preventative measures we should embark on to prevent dengue fever."

Mr Lotawa said they were also working closely with the Health Ministry to spray the forests.

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