Jaffna, once reported the highest number of dengue victims in 2010 was later able to reduce its death toll within a couple of months having followed necessary preventive measures. Sri Lanka Army with the help of Northern Province Health Department authorities played pivotal role in controlling spread of dengue organizing shramadana campaigns to clean the environment and awareness programmes.
Continuing the same project, the 51 Division carried out a seven day anti dengue programme in Gurunagar, Suthumalai, Karainagar, Chullipuram, Kokuvil and Manippay areas from 29th November to 5th December.
Soldiers of all battalions serving under 511, 512 and 513 Brigades cleared garbage dumps and polluted wells and cleaned lands of public places such as religious places and schools.
Public Health Inspectors and civilians supported the soldiers to conduct shramadana in respective areas.