Bahrain intensifies mosquito control programmes
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Reported by Zahra Ayaz
The Ministry of Health announced yesterday that it has intensified mosquito control programmes across the country. According to Hassan Salman Shoiab, the head of the Ministry of Health’s Malaria and Insect Control Group, climate change and illegal practices have led to a proliferation of insects and mosquitoes, making it necessary to increase daily surveillance by specialists to control mosquitoes and caterpillars.
He explained that various measures are being employed to limit the occurrence of mosquitoes, including the use of sprinklers, thermal combustion equipment, specialised herbicides, and essential safeguards for community members’ protection.
He, however, said the Ministry of Health is facing challenges in accessing some homes due to the presence of patients, the elderly, and children who may be affected by the pesticides.
During a session held by the municipal council, Hassan highlighted that locals have filed many complaints about rising threats of mosquitoes and other insects in their areas. the Ministry of Health has also confirmed its commitment to continue cleaning and waste disposal work in all governorates across Bahrain.