Dengue prevention campaign launched | Sunday Observer

Dengue prevention campaign launched

The Waters Edge Dengue Awareness Squad
The Waters Edge Dengue Awareness Squad

As the dengue menace continues to spread across Sri Lanka overcrowding hospitals and claiming lives, many as a nation are coming together in a massive effort to eradicate the disease. Joining in this effort, Waters Edge launched an extensive program to eradicate dengue-breeding sites and create awareness among the hotel staff and the residents of the area.

The campaign is a brainchild of the Minister of Megapolis, Patali Champika Ranawaka and was carried out under the direction of the Chairman of Waters Edge, Chamath de Silva. The Program was initiated under the patronage of Minister Ranawaka and Health Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senarathne.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman Chamath de Silva said, “Waters Edge is pioneering this venture as a responsible corporate citizen, and as a representative of the tourism sector in the country. We have taken the initiative so that others would follow suit and come together to educate the staff and the general public on dengue eradication and prevention methods.”

Dengue is a major topic of concern in our society today. This initiative taken by the staff of Waters Edge is mainly to educate the staff and the public on dengue prevention methods. Each member of the staff will be involved in this initiative and look forward to extending their fullest support to the national campaign for dengue eradication.

The campaign will also be extended to residents in the area where teams from Waters Edge will visit homes and businesses to educate them on dengue prevention methods.

The sustainability team at Waters Edge will donate recognized natural mosquito repellent plants like “Indian Tulsi”, cultivated in the premises, to residents in the area. On inauguration day, the teams hope to cover a minimum of 100 houses. The homes will also receive “Citronella Oil” free of charge for the safety of their families.