Health officers to issue spot fines

13 June 2011 10:56 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Health officers are to be given legal powers to impose spot fines on individuals and institutions that neglect health warnings on mosquito breeding grounds.

Heath Minister Maithripala Sirisena stated that a series of amendments will be introduced to the Mosquito Breeding Control Act with powers to health officers to impose spot fines, enter private and public premises for inspection. The Act will also be amended to restrict, the current two week period, given to destroy mosquito breeding grounds to one week. (SAJ)

  Comments - 15

  • MTNB Monday, 13 June 2011 01:41 PM

    Full fine with the receipt, 50% discount without a receipt., What do you prefer ?

    citizen1 Monday, 13 June 2011 03:17 PM

    Leave the fox in charge of the chicken...

    DN Monday, 13 June 2011 04:01 PM

    Making room for bribes......

    Dadabbara Monday, 13 June 2011 05:52 PM

    Yah... do it we can not survive. The treasury coffers is getting dried very fast....

    Niv Tuesday, 14 June 2011 02:19 AM

    there are few disagree with your comment. are they health officials?

    LOL Tuesday, 14 June 2011 02:32 AM

    so what about smoking and drinking in public places? vehicles making big noises in front of hospital areas, people who is responsible (MC) to collect garbage but not to do it within the time, if you don't pay the fixed amount monthly, they wont come and collect for a week, people who is responsible to clean the small canel but not doing their jobs regularly, people who is responsible to clean the garbage lorries/containers but not doing, etc etc.. lots to list down...those are not affecting the public's health?

    peace Tuesday, 14 June 2011 02:42 AM

    Yes Yes, certainly there must be a mechanism to monitor and control health officials too because even DTT is being sold by some. Once they walk into the garden with the Gaz gun, some want things they find there. They come later and take it. We spend thousands and get companies to do landscaping and even if neat, some officials interpret it as " Kaley gus" and tell us to destroy them.

    peace Tuesday, 14 June 2011 02:48 AM

    Impose spot fines - Appo Sir, Mosquito menace is better than Human menace..

    Dilip Tuesday, 14 June 2011 03:33 AM

    This will be another case like traffic cops. govt is making way to earn something extra for health workers too. Stupid rulers.......

    The God Father Tuesday, 14 June 2011 03:40 AM

    Is there a telephone line available to report these breeders?

    AJ Monday, 13 June 2011 11:14 AM

    There must be a mechanism to monitor and control health officials too.

    Otherwise this will end-up as another SOURCE OF INCOME for health officials.

    Konde Bendapuchhena Monday, 13 June 2011 12:18 PM

    Very well said AJ,you are 100% right,that is the style of our Land

    rajthas Monday, 13 June 2011 12:29 PM

    very good . put them jail also.

    Rosh Monday, 13 June 2011 12:56 PM

    AJ I agree with you / Otherwise panina rilawunta eniman thibba wage wevi

    Andy Monday, 13 June 2011 12:57 PM

    Health officers already are corrupted. This is a famous secret pertaining to insvestigations conducted by them on dirty restaurants.


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