Senior Consultant Physician Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama says that there is a risk of a dengue epidemic with the upcoming monsoon, so dengue control needs to receive more attention from all sectors.

He emphasised that everyone’s assistance is important for this because neither the Government nor the Health Authorities can control the dengue virus on their own.

There has been a clear increase in the number of dengue cases this year, according to Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama, and more than 47,000 cases have been reported since January.

Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama mentioned that the majority of the patients recorded thus far are from the Colombo and Gampaha districts, and the Health and Security Forces will work together to launch a special initiative to clean up the garbage in those areas.