Health Deptt and Local Bodies Deptt initiate measures to tackle Dengue in Punjab; Challans to be issued where breeding reported
Author(s): City Air NewsChandigarh, September 3, 2016: A meeting of was held for collaborative action for prevention and control of Dengue in the State of Punjab by Department of Health and Department of Local Govt, Punjab under the chairmanship...
Chandigarh, September 3, 2016: A meeting of was held for collaborative action for prevention and control of Dengue in the State of Punjab by Department of Health and Department of Local Govt, Punjab under the chairmanship of Sh.Satish Chandra, Additional Chief Secretary, Local Govt, wherein Zonal Officers of the two departments participated. Health department officials apprised about the situation of dengue in the state to all the members. The number of dengue cases have risen in past few days in the State as breeding of mosquito (Aedes) has increased due to rains in most parts of the State. Officials of health further informed that the Department of Health is providing free testing of dengue in all the districts of the State and has adequate provisions along with the designated dengue wards in all Govt Hospitals for free supportive treatment.
It was decided in the meeting that a joint team of Health and Local Govt departments will conduct a survey in the towns as dengue is mainly reported from the urban areas of Punjab. The staff of health department will check the breeding of the mosquito and local bodies’ staff will issue challans under MC Act to the violating residents or owners of the buildings from where the breeding is reported. It was also decided that health department will carry spray in houses where cases of dengue are reported while the local bodies department will undertake preventive fogging and spraying in urban areas from where dengue is being reported. Sh Satish Chandra issued instructions to all the officials of the Local Govt to initiate challaning and fogging in all the areas of the State on priority. It was decided that both the departments will work in collaboration to prevent dengue in the State and awareness among public will be stepped-up for prevention of the disease.