Amritsar MC initiates special anti-malaria campaign

Amritsar MC initiates special anti-malaria campaign

Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu flags off different teams to conduct fogging in Amritsar on Sunday.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 10

To make city dengue-free, Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu flagged off fogging machines in various wards of the Eastern Zone under the ‘Special Anti-Malaria Drive’ here on Sunday. The Mayor said at present, the Municipal Corporation is conducting fogging round the clock in different areas of the city along with fog spray machines on a war footing for the prevention of dengue and malaria.

The health staff and safai karamcharis are doing their duty diligently and monitoring the work on a daily basis, so that people can get relief from dengue outbreak.

Six large fogging machines are now functional in the main markets and 12 small fogging machines in narrow streets of the city. Mayor Rintu said at present, 56 machines are conducting fogging in different areas of the city. He said fogging was being conducted in each ward in two shifts so that city dwellers get rid of dengue mosquitoes.

The Mayor said even on Sunday, the entire staff of the health wing of the Municipal Corporation was conducting fogging.

“Being city’s first citizen, I will always try to provide better healthcare to all city dwellers,” he said, instructing the authorities to continue conducting fogging at public places in the city.

He appealed to people to clean homes, offices, shops wherever there was standing water. He said the dengue mosquito does not breed in dirty water but in clean water. So, clean your surroundings and remove stagnant water from coolers, pots, empty utensils, he said.

Councillor Monica Sharma, Girish Sharma, Dr Rama Health Officer, Vijay Sharma, Sanjeev Arora and all MC officials were present.

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