Fight against dengue on a war footing, claims MC

Fogging being done in all 32 wards daily, personally monitoring it, says Mayor; seeks residents’ cooperation

Fight against dengue on a war footing, claims MC

The Municipal Corporation (MC) has claimed that fogging is being conducted in 32 wards every day and Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu claimed that he was personally supervising it.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 19

The Municipal Corporation (MC) has claimed that fogging is being conducted in 32 wards every day and Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu claimed that he was personally supervising it.

The MC can make efforts for cleanliness and prevention of dengue in streets, markets, localities, but residents should not allow water to accumulate in refrigerator trays, rooftops, pots and coolers. The responsibility lies with citizens. The MC also needs their full cooperation to fulfil its responsibility. —  Karamjit Singh, Mayor

Symptoms

The symptoms of the disease include high grade fever above 102°F, headache, pain in the eyes, general body aches, vomiting, skin rashes which must be monitored for 7 to 10 days by medical experts

Dos

  • Always keep overhead tanks properly covered
  • Drain out water from coolers and scrub these dry once a week
  • In case of fever, get your blood examined at the earliest
  • Take full treatment if infected

Don’ts

  • Do not allow water to stagnate in and around your house
  • Don’t throw discarded containers, tyres, pitchers and pots on the rooftop

MC health wing officials said they have deployed all machinery and personnel on fogging and the fight against dengue was on a war footing in the city. Fogging is being conducted in 32 wards of the city every day.

Disclosing this here on Sunday, Health Officer Dr Saurabh Chawla and Assistant Medical Officer Dr Rama said as per the directions of the Mayor and Commissioner, fogging was being carried out in all 32 wards of five Assembly constituencies to save residents from dengue and malaria. For this, 16 fogging machines are conducting the exercise daily in 32 wards and in the coming days, no street will be left.

On the occasion, Mayor Karamjit Singh said the Municipal Corporation’s health wing was performing its duty with utmost diligence and the city was being kept clean and tidy. Even before this, during the Covid pandemic, the MC safai karamcharis had performed their duties without caring for their lives. Apart from this, the Municipal Corporation has also made a significant contribution in the work of vaccination. He said all personnel and machinery of the health wing have been deployed on roads to save people from dengue and malaria and the fog spray would be carried out in 32 wards of the city daily. Apart from this, 10 manual fogging machines are being procured for fogging in narrow streets.

He appealed to people that the MC can make efforts for cleanliness and prevention of dengue in streets, markets, localities but residents should not allow water to accumulate in refrigerator trays, rooftops, pots and coolers at homes. The responsibility lies with citizens. The Mayor said the MC also needs full cooperation of citizens to fulfil its responsibility.

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