Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, October 28
With an aim to sensitise people on dengue, its symptoms and measures to be followed to keep their area free of dengue, the district administration has intensified its campaign against the disease. The students, along with team of the Health Department covered most of the areas of the district and educated the people about disease.
They also distributed pamphlets on dengue among people and motivated them to clear out stagnant water on their premises, streets and public places.
Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said people were being sensitised on all breeding grounds of mosquitoes. He said aedes aegypti mosquitoes breed in clear water and flower pots, refrigerator, coolers, tyres and bird feeders and other utensils are normal places besides stagnant water where breeding is found.
He said as a part of the drive, the MC along with health, education, youth welfare and other departments have formed joint teams to visit door-to-door for sensitising people on breeding grounds at the hotspots. He said these teams would also carry awareness rallies in the major affected areas.
Further in the rural areas, the teams of panchayat, Health Department, EOs, BDPOs are carrying out awareness campaign in all villages so as to sensitise the rural folk against the ill-effects of this disease, he added.
The DC said the district administration had launched this drive to keep spread of dengue disease under check by adopting multipronged strategy ranging from enforcement drive to awareness campaign in dengue hotspots adding that a list of dengue affected areas has also been circulated among the stakeholders for effective implementation of the government’s guidelines.
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