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Posted at: Apr 14, 2018, 2:01 AM; last updated: Apr 14, 2018, 2:01 AM (IST)

Mohali admn gears up to prevent dengue, malaria

Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 13

After remaining in the top bracket of Punjab’s district-wise lists of the number of dengue cases in the past couple of years, now the Mohali Administration seemed to be in no mood to relax in this direction.

A high-level meeting in this regard was held recently in which Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra issued instructions to the health authorities to start work to check dengue, swine flu and malaria in the district with immediate effect.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the health department, private hospitals and officers of various departments to discuss preventative measures being taken regarding dengue and malaria.

“Awareness about dengue and swine flu at all levels is necessary. It is a necessity to create awareness among people about dengue so that this year they could be protected from these diseases. I have asked the authorities concerned to plan organising seminars, workshops, rallies and awareness camps as part of the awareness campaign in connection with the spread of these diseases,” said the Deputy Commissioner.

Besides displaying hoardings, distribution of pamphlets and a proper plan of systematic fogging, covering all parts of the district to prevent mosquito breeding in summer and rain would be done here.

She said June and July would be observed as anti-malaria and anti dengue months, respectively.

The Deputy Commissioner said tests for dengue were being conducted free of cost at the Civil Hospital, Phase 6, here.

Last year, 2,449 dengue cases were reported from the district and Balongi village had witnessed the maximum number of cases (172) here.


Dengue stung 2,449 last year

Last year, 2,449 dengue cases were reported from the district and Balongi village had witnessed the maximum number of cases (172).

High-level meeting

A high-level meeting in this regard was held recently in which Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra issued instructions to the health authorities to start work to check dengue, swine flu and malaria in the district with immediate effect.

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