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Massive Mosquito Fogging Campaign begins on Monday


Monday, January 27, 2014 9:53 AM - St. George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, Friday, January 27, 2014 - GIS: _ A major fogging campaign will be launched on Monday, January 27, 2014, by the Ministry of Health as it sets the stage for next weekend’s national cleanup campaign.

The fogging exercise is the forerunner to the island-wide cleanup code named “Operation Clean Sweep”. The objectives are to reduce the mosquito population, reduce mosquito breeding sites and create healthier and safer environmental conditions for citizens.

The Ministry’s Acting Chief Environmental Health Officer (CEHO) - Francis Balwant said the fogging campaign will be conducted in every parish.

Balwant told the Government Information Services (GIS) that the Winsborrow Brothers who operates a private fogging business has joined forces with the Ministry to undertake the exercise.

The senior Environmental Health Inspector said the fogging campaign will kick off in the South of the island moving in an Easterly direction.

However Balwant said in order for the exercise to be effective there must be public co-operation and appealed for members of the public to allow the foggers to carry out their work.

He said it is also important for homeowners to open up their home to allow the fog to enter and kill the mosquitoes. He further asked homeowners to get rid of potential mosquito breeding sites and to clean their immediate surroundings.

A list with over twenty illegal dumping sites was presented to the Chief Medical Officer - Dr. George Mitchell who indicated that immediate steps will be taken to address these illegal dumping "Hot Spots", to curb the problem which has far reaching negative health and economic impacts.

Some of the areas of concern includes; the Belmont Fall Edge, Calliste, Frequente, Baillies Bacolet, Bathway, Levera, Swazan Swazi, Better Village, Coast Guard, Tufton Hall, Halifax Bay - Perseverance, Mabouya, , Trench Town, Telescope and Bylands to name a few.

The fogging campaign is expected to be continued in the aftermath of the February 1 and 2, national clean-up.
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Below is the fogging schedule.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Fogging Schedule For The Period: Jan: 27 - 30 - 2014

MONDAY 27 JAN
Bathway, Levera, River Sallee, Town of Grenville, Telescope, Soubise and the Environs

TUESDAY 28 JAN
Town of Gouyave, Gouyave Estate and the Environs

WEDNESDAY 29 JAN
Town of Victoria, Coast Guard and the Environs

THURSDAY 30 JAN
St. David's
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NB: Fogging operation will continue after the weekend of the national clean-up campaign by which time the schedule for St. George's and St. Patrick's will be completed. The Ministry is also seeking the public's full co-operation in ensuring that the fogging team carry out their duties unhindered. Homeowners are also kindly asked to open doors and windows to allow the fog to enter and kill the mosquitoes.



 

 

 

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