Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, July 15
Continuing its drive against vector-borne diseases, the Anti-larva Cell of the Health Department detected 67 cases of dengue larvae at various localities in the city on Monday under ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’.
Separate teams of Anti-larva Cell carried out the drive under Civil Surgeon Gurinder Kaur Chawla and epidemiologist Dr Satish Kumar
The team initiated the drive at various places such as Gandhi Camp, Brring, Tobri Mohalla, Kot Baba Deep Singh, Vijay Nagar, Avtar Nagar, Qazi Mandi, Saraswati Vihar, Kishanpura, Navi Baradari, Kaniyawali Mohalla in Garha and Lasoori Mohalla in Basti Danishmanda.
The teams visited 795 houses, checked 1,088 waste containers and 322 desert coolers and detected dengue larvae at 67 places, including 19 cases in Navi Baradari, 14 in Lasoori Mohalla, 10 in Qazi Mandi and others.
Members of the teams interacted with residents and apprised them of that these places could act as a breeding ground for the mosquitoes.
They said the purpose behind the inspection was to detect the vector-borne diseases in advance.
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