Drive to check dengue hotspots in Abohar district

Drive to check dengue hotspots in Abohar district

The Health Department has started a special drive in Abohar to prevent the spread of dengue. Last year, four persons had died of dengue, while 316 had been infected. - File photo

Abohar, March 28

The Health Department has started a special drive in Abohar to prevent the spread of dengue. Last year, four persons had died of dengue, while 316 had been infected.

The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme team of the state health department reached Abohar and visited the hotspots. The team, led by Atinder Singh and Deepinder Singh, discussed the situation with MC Commissioner Abhijit Kaplish and Dr Gagandeep Singh, Senior Medical Officer (SMO), Subdivisional Civil Hospital.

The SMO said seven samples of larvae were taken by the team in Arya Nagar, Patel Nagar, Sukhera Basti and Prem Nagar, where the highest number of dengue patients were found last year. The authorities concerned will motivate people to clean water reservoirs and cover them. The department and MC will arrange for insecticides to ensure mosquito larvae are not produced. — OC

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