The St. James Health Department has bolstered its mosquito control programme by recruiting additional personnel to carry out activities across the parish.

Chief Public Health Inspector for St. James, Lennox Wallace, shared that 64 aides have been employed to assist the core team of 11 vector control officers.

This, he pointed out, now enables the Department to execute programmed activities more widely and quickly across St. James, adding that they are better able to “effectively disrupt the cycle of the mosquitoes”.

This is a key boost to the programme, the second phase of which commenced in July and runs until December. 

Another, Mr. Wallace informed, will be the ramping up of activities with the commencement of night operations, come September.