COP URGES BOAT/CANNOE OWNERS TO SUPPORT STATE MALARIA ELIMINATION PROGRAMME, 2020

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Panaji June 08, 2019…. The Captain of Ports has directed all the owners of boats and canoes to ensure their boats/canoes are covered during the monsoon season from June to September by plastic upside down or any other materials or to keep it in safe place, where they are not exposed in open so as to abate the nuisance and breading ground for mosquitoes.  They have also urged to support the Government which is gearing up for State Malaria Elimination Programme, 2020

 The owners are also directed  to take utmost care to ensure that water does not gets accumulated in the canoes as it is nuisance under section 37 of Goa Public Health Act and a potential source of mosquito breeding grounds leading to health hazards like vector borne diseases such as malaria such as malaria and dengue.

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