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Government takes over vector control operations in Grenadine islands


The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines has begun vector control operations on the Grenadine islands of Canouan, Mustique and Palm Island, where such activities were normally carried out by the developers.{{more}}

A release from the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment said the ministry has taken the decision that in order to efficiently utilise resources, the national response to the chikungunya outbreak must be prioritized.

“In this regard, the professionals within the Insect Vector Control Unit have increased fogging operations and other forms of source reduction on the mainland and also in the Grenadines. In addition, on the island resorts where vector control activities are carried out by the developers, the professionals within the ministry are performing the role of regulators.

However, with the continuous increase in chikungunya occurrences throughout the country, operational plans are already being implemented for State direct intervention of vector control operations on islands such as Canouan, Mustique and Palm Island.”