Crusade against dengue in North 24Pgns

first_imgKolkata: In the wake of some reported cases of dengue in various parts of North 24-Parganas, the state health department has started a massive anti-dengue campaign throughout the district.Incidentally, it may be mentioned here that in the past few days, many of dengue cases were reported from Habra and its adjoining areas. Many have been undergoing treatment at Habra State General Hospital with dengue. Health department officials have visited the hospital on number of occasions and issued necessary guidelines to the hospital authorities. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe health department has asked the North 24-Parganas district administration to take awareness drive as to take some precautionary measures. All the municipalities and Panchayat functionaries have been instructed to undertake various campaigns to combat dengue and other mosquitoes-borne diseases. The district administration has been asked to organise awareness campaigns and urge people to ensure that there are no empty cups, broken furniture and used materials on rooftops or nearby areas. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateSimilarly, the authorities of schools and other educational institutions, central and state government offices will be asked to clear the roofs regularly. According to a senior administrative official, the officer-in-charge of various police stations will be requested to ensure that there was no accumulation of water on the seized goods such as vehicles that have met with road accidents. The district officials have been asked to submit a report to the health department regarding the implementation of anti-larvae drive. According to senior health official in the district, the accumulated water in empty plastic cups, containers and broken furniture are the potential breeding ground for mosquitoes. The district administration has also asked all the panchayat officials and municipalities to spread awareness among people through leaflets. Municipalities have been asked to keep rapid action teams so that they can quickly go to the places where suspected cases are reported. Health workers under various municipalities have been asked to visit individual houses and housing complexes to examine the overhead tanks and underground reservoirs.last_img

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