Health Ministry announces nationwide anti-mosquito campaign
The Ministry of Public Health announced yesterday, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 that the third preventive program by governmental institutions against the mosquito that transmits dengue, Zika and Chikungunya would be carried out nationwide starting tomorrow Friday and continuing on Saturday, 18-19 March 2016. The goal is to eliminate 400,000 mosquito-breeding areas.
The Ministry will also be distributing educational material and bleach as well as waterproof covers for water tanks as a way of ensuring that the areas that have already been eliminated as breeding grounds remain safe. This time, each house that is visited will be marked.
The government institutions taking part in this program are the ministries of Defense, Education, the National Police, the Santo Domingo Water Corporation (CAASD) and the provincial governors’ offices.
March 17, 2016
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