Tribune News Service
Mohali, October 12
To contain the spread of vector-borne diseases, including dengue, the Municipal Corporation (MC) today intensified fogging in all wards of the city.
Municipal Commissioner Kamal Kumar Garg said they had divided the city into four zones to ensure fogging in every nook and corner of the city. Zone 1 one would be looked after by a team supervised by Chief Sanitary Inspector Harwant Singh while the other teams, led by Chief Sanitary Inspectors Rajinderpal Singh, Sarabjeet Singh and Sham Lal would be accountable of fogging in their respective zones.
Besides, two shoulder-mounted machines are being used for fogging in parks, villages and settlements where big machines cannot move. These are also being used for fogging the houses of active dengue patients and their neighborhood.
Garg said they had decided to carry out fogging during the evening as the Aedes Aegypti mosquito became active during that time. The MC had launched a special drive to create awareness among people by distributing pamphlets and other related material door to door.
Meanwhile, Mayor Amarjeet Singh Sidhu instructed MC officials to identify high-risk areas and give special attention to these. He also directed the officials to conduct a survey to check dengue larvae in residential and commercial parts of the city. In Zirakpur, 10 teams have been formed.
Fogging machines found non-functional
Dera Bassi: Four fogging machines of the BDPO office and three of the Health Department were found non-functional recently. Officials said the machines were old and were in disuse since long. However, fogging is being done by the MC office now. Dera Bassi BDPO Preneet Kaur Sidhu said: “Four machines were in disuse. A mechanic from Malerkotla will try to fix them in the next two-three days. Several cases of dengue are being reported from the Humayunpur area in Dera Bassi.” As many as 25 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported from Zirakpur.
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