Government fully geared up to tackle Dengue: Himachal Health Minister


Dharamshala, November 14, 2017: Health Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mr Kaul Singh Thakur today said , “the state government was taking effective steps to prevent further spread of dengue in various parts of the state. The health department had made elaborate arrangements to tackle this disease and so far no death had been reported from any part of the state due to dengue.”
He said through a press release here Today that blood samples of 2,621 people had been tested so far in the state out of which 401 had been found positive for dengue. As many as 265 cases had been found positive in Solan district alone, where most of the cases were of migrant labourers from Parwanoo, Baddi, Barotiwala and Nalagarh areas.
He said that the government was providing free of cost medical check up facility in dengue cases and free medicines were being distributed to those found positive for this disease. The health department was also providing fogging machines to the local urban bodies free of cost for fumigation in their respective areas.
The Minister today also presides over a meeting of officers of health department, pollution control board and other concerned departments.
Kaul Singh Thakur directed the Solan district administration to constitute teams comprising of SDM, Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar for intensive inspection of affected areas. He added the state government had already notified Himachal Pradesh Dengue Control Regulation, 2017 and provision of fine has been made against contravening any provision of the regulation.
The Minister directed the Secretary of the Pollution Control Board to ensure proper treatment of polluted liquid from the industrial units, besides undertaking inspections of these units.
He said that the health department had also issued an advisory to check the spread of dengue.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017