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EC$2.5M dengue clean up in SVG

October 14th, 2020 | Tags:
The dengue clean up in St Vincent and the Grenadines will take the form of a road and drain cleaning programme which will run from October 14 to 22, 2020. Photo: Photo: BRAGSA

The fight against the spread of dengue fever continues in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Roads, Buildings and General Services Authority (BRAGSA) has joined that fight with an eight-day project that will be carried out at a cost of 2.5 million EC dollars. 

This comes as the organisation launches a new initiative dubbed “Fight Against Dengue”.

It will take the form of a road and drain cleaning programme which will run from October 14 to 22.  

Chief Executive Officer of BRAGSA, Kem Bartholomew said the step is being taken in an effort to assist the Public Health Department in the fight against Dengue Fever. 

He stated that the organisation recognised the seriousness of the illness, and wanted to play a pivotal role in the combative efforts. 

Bartholomew said work will be carried out in every district across St Vincent and the Grenadines. 

Work gangs will be out from today to commence the road and drain cleaning exercise. 

An appeal has also been made for persons to make an effort to keep their drains and surroundings clean.  

In addition to this initiative, BRAGSA has provided two vehicles and drivers to the Vector Unit of the Public Health Department to assist with fogging exercises island-wide. 

To date St Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded six dengue fever deaths and has more than 600 confirmed laboratory cases.

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