Health ministry officials will have to go to the legislature to obtain permission to fine citizens who fail to comply with orders to eliminate breeding spots for dengue mosquitoes. That was the word from the ministry Tuesday.
Ministerio de Salud officials hope to be able to level fines as part of their anti-dengue campaign, but this requires a change in the law. The fines, it appears, also will cover other health hazards.
The ministry also is urging the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes to do something about impounded cars on ministry lots. These vehicles also present breeding spots for mosquitoes, the ministry said.