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DENGUE National Cleanup Campaign Ends

PS thanks partners for helping throughout ZAFIYA SHAMIM suva Yesterday marked the end of the Cabinet – endorsed National Cleanup Campaign month through the national cleanup taskforce to combat the
30 Mar 2014 09:17

PS thanks partners for helping throughout
ZAFIYA SHAMIM
suva
Yesterday marked the end of the Cabinet – endorsed National Cleanup Campaign month through the national cleanup taskforce to combat the dengue outbreak.
Public Service Commission permanent secretary, Parmesh Chand, said although it was the final leg of the cleanup, it was not the end.
“We must continue this initiative and make it a part of our everyday life,” Mr Chand said in Valelevu, Nasinu yesterday.
He said national statistics had reached 18,969 clinically suspected cases of dengue and they were very concerned.
“We must continue to clean up our surroundings with the hope that there are no more casualties.”
Mr Chand said they were deeply appreciative to all the bilateral and development partners for coming forward and assisting in the fight to stop the spread of dengue.
“These cleanups have not eliminated all the mosquitoes and there are a number of reasons for the mosquitoes to return if we don’t keep up our efforts to look after our environment.”
He said they needed everyone’s support to weed out this deadly disease.
“We should not sit back but instead take a proactive stand and kill those mosquitoes before they do more harm to us,” Mr Chand said.
Also present were the acting Commissioner of Police, Ravi Narayan, the Commissioner of Corrections, Lieutenant- Colonel Ifereimi Vasu and other public servants.
Rubbish collected from all the centres from March 8 – 22:
– 45 tonnes of tyres
– 268 kilos of drums
– 24.5 tonnes of other containers
– 77.15 tonnes of other kinds of waste
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