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Posted at: Jul 10, 2018, 2:17 AM; last updated: Jul 10, 2018, 2:17 AM (IST)TANDARUST PUNJAB MISSION

15 cases of dengue larvae detected during inspection

15 cases of dengue larvae detected during inspection
Officials of the Health Department and the MC during a drive in Jalandhar on Monday. A Tribune Photograph

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 9

During the inspection of vulnerable places in the district, under the ongoing Tandarust Punjab mission, the anti-larva cell of the Health Department and the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, on Monday detected 15 cases of dengue larvae in various localities.

Four teams of the anti-larva cell led by Gurvinder Sahota, Sanjeev Kumar, Raj Kumar and Gurvinder Bajwa on Monday undertook checking at Sabowal village on 66 feet road, Kanyawali, Model Town and Income Tax Colony.

During the inspections conducted on the directions of the Civil Surgeon Dr Jaspreet Kaur Sekhon, Dr Satish Kumar and incharge of anti-larva cell Sukjinder Singh, the team visited 231 houses, inspected 72 waste containers, four tyres and 67 air coolers. The team detected dengue larva at 15 places including three from air coolers in Sabowal, four from air coolers in Kanyawali, one from air cooler in Model Town and seven from air cooler and toilet pot in Income Tax Colony.

The team also had a detailed interaction with the people during which they apprised them that these places could act as a breeding ground for the mosquitoes to spread diseases like dengue, malaria and others. They said the drive was aimed at identifying vulnerable places for producing the larvae of mosquitoes. They said the special inspection was a part of the drive under Tandarust Punjab Mission to ensure that vector-borne diseases were checked well in advance.

Drive aimed at curbing vector-borne diseases

The team detected dengue larvae at 15 places, including three from coolers in Sabowal, four from coolers in Kanyawali, one from a cooler in Model Town and seven from coolers and toilet pot in the Income Tax Colony. These places could act as a breeding ground for vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria.

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