28th May 2023 10:34:55 Hours
Following the Instructions given by the Directorate of Operations and under the supervision of General Officer Commanding 23 Infantry Division, Major General SA Kulatunge RWP RSP VSV USP psc, In order to support the Dengue prevention program launch by the Government to control the rapidly spreading dengue diseases in the country, troops of 234 Inf Bde under 23 Infantry Divisional Punani conducted a Dengue Prevention Programme.
Troops of 7th Light Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery and 12th Battalion Gemunu Watch in coordination with Polonnaruwa office of the Medical Officer of Health (MOH), carried out the Dengue eradication programming Polonnaruwa area on 24 May 2023.
01 x 50 troops of 7th Light Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery and 01 x 50 troops of 12th Battalion Gemunu Watch,Public Health Inspectors at MOH Polonnaruwa, Police officers of Polonnaruwa Police and local community members, joined hands together to make the programme a success.
During this programme, Places were inspected for possible mosquito breeding locations and people around the same time were advised to keep their gardens clean and tidy.