Mohali Municipal Corporation steps up fogging

Mohali Municipal Corporation steps up fogging

A team carries out fogging in a residential area of Mohali on Tuesday. A Tribune photo

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.

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

Rajnath Singh likely to brief Parliament on chopper crash today

IAF has ordered tri-service investigation into chopper crash, Rajnath Singh tells Parliament

The chopper took off from Sulur Air Base at 11.48 am; Air Tr...

Data recorder of crashed M 17 helicopter recovered

Data recorder of crashed helicopter recovered

A 25 special team of the Air Force officers led by Wing Comm...

Bodies of Gen Bipin Rawat, wife and 3 others identified

Bodies of Gen Bipin Rawat, wife and 3 others identified

The three other bodies were of Brigadier LS Lidder and two p...

Shaurya Chakra awardee Varun Singh survives one night, next 48 hours critical

Shaurya Chakra awardee Varun Singh survives one night; next 48 hours critical

The team of doctors treating Singh are not saying anything

Rajya Sabha pays tributes to Gen Rawat, 12 others

Rajya Sabha pays tributes to Gen Rawat, 12 others

Gen Rawat will always be remembered for his commitment to th...

Cities

View All