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Written by on November 19, 2021

About 12,410 structures have been targeted for spraying in the ongoing Indoor Residue Spray (IRS) in Manyinga district.

The exercise which commenced last week will be conducted in 30 days.

Manyinga District Public health officer Oscar Mubanga disclosed that the exercise will be done in collaboration with other cooperating partners.

He further disclosed that the exercise will be carried out in both peri-urban and rural areas of the district.

He appealed to members of the public to corporate with spray operators that have been engaged to carry out the exercise.

Meanwhile, Mr Mubanga has dispelled assertions that the chemicals being used in the exercise are vexatious and cause bedbugs as well as cockroaches.

He said the assertion is a falsehood and that it should not be taken as the truth as the chemicals are pre-tested, validated and that they do not cause any harm.

Mr Mubanga described as unfortunate that some people are refusing to have their homes sprayed based on falsehood and has since implored members of the public to support the distribution of insecticide treated mosquito nets as it is another activity aimed at malaria prevention.

By Jackson Mapapayi

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