Fiji Time: 2:42 AM on Friday 23 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

Villages tackle dengue issue

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

VILLAGE health committees of Wailevu district in Cakaudrove have started working on strategies to control the spread of dengue.

Roko Tui Cakaudrove Filimoni Naiqumu confirmed the teams, including village headmen, have started clean-up programs.

"Our teams have been out in these dengue affected areas working with village headmen and getting rid of all mosquito breeding areas," he said.

"My team has also met the medical team last week to discuss ways of tackling this dengue issue.

"Awareness programs have also been organised for our villagers, but the clean-up of compounds has started."

Mr Naiqumu said the committees were told to keep the provincial council team updated with clean-up reports.

"We also understand that there is funding for this clean-up program and we will be spraying the affected villages in Wailevu district and Savusavu area," he said.

"We will also have another meeting with the health team this week and it's all for the sake of controlling the spread of dengue."

Last week, 11 people tested positive for dengue fever in Savusavu.

An email sent out to Savusavu residents through the network "Savusavu eblast" reminded communities to keep their surroundings clean.

The network also confirmed the tests were confirmed on Monday last week.








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 0.63400.6150
JPY 54.415451.4154
GBP 0.35770.3497
EUR 0.40670.3947
NZD 0.68870.6557
AUD 0.64290.6179
USD 0.50130.4843

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Wheels for ex-PMs
  2. Police brutality claims
  3. Ministers and public transport
  4. 200 vehicles from China
  5. Farmer admitted to Bar after struggle
  6. NFP: No to coup
  7. Public 'sick and tired'
  8. Family homeless after fire
  9. Nasinu family homeless after fire
  10. Students receive access to internet

Top Stories this Week

  1. Long wait Monday (19 Feb)
  2. Wheels for ex-PMs Thursday (22 Feb)
  3. Plans to open caves for public viewing Monday (19 Feb)
  4. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)
  5. Tears flow for eleven Wednesday (21 Feb)
  6. Masirewa scores biggest try Monday (19 Feb)
  7. Police brutality claims Thursday (22 Feb)
  8. Adi Meretui joins SODELPA camp Monday (19 Feb)
  9. Bitcoin rises above $20,175 Saturday (17 Feb)
  10. Sau's 7s aim Monday (19 Feb)