For the prevention of dengue, fogging campaign has been started in the entire district by the district administration. DC said that fogging vehicles should be tracked with GPS system so that the speed of fogging machines in the area and for how long the fogging took place in an area can be ascertained. The DC said that now the officials of the Municipal Corporation and Municipal Council have been asked to do fogging not once in a day, but twice. To reduce the increasing risk of dengue.
He said that wherever there is standing water in the city, chemical spray should be done. To prevent the spread of dengue. Officials have been asked to cover every sector and phase of the city with fogging. In addition, 2 shoulder mounted machines are being used for fogging in parks, villages and slum areas where larger machines cannot go. These machines are also being used in dengue patients and their nearby homes.
Municipal Commissioner Dr. Kamal Kumar Garg said that under the fogging campaign, the city has been divided into 4 zones to ensure fogging in every nook and corner of the city. For this, 4 teams have been formed to deploy different teams for each zone. Zone-1 will be supervised by Chief Sanitary Inspector Harwant Singh. Apart from this, a team led by Chief Sanitary Inspector Rajinderpal Singh, Sarabjit Singh and Sham Lal will work in their respective zones.
2 patients died, suspected to be dengue
On Tuesday, 97 new dengue patients have been reported in Mohali district. Civil Surgeon Dr. Ardashpal Kaur informed that 210 people were tested for dengue on Tuesday. In which the report of 97 people has come positive. Apart from this, he told that 2 patients died who are suspected to be dengue. He said that the samples of the patients who died are being re-examined. So that it can be ascertained whether he died due to dengue or due to any other reason. He said that at present the total number of dengue patients in the district has reached 976.
Fogging will happen in the evening, keep windows, doors open
The Corporation Commissioner said that special emphasis is being laid on fogging in the evening. Because Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are more active in the evening. He has appealed to the people to keep the windows and doors of their houses open when there is fogging in their area. So that mosquitoes can die inside the houses. He said that the Municipal Corporation was distributing door-to-door pamphlets and other related material to spread awareness about dengue among the people. He also said that apart from clearing stagnant water at parks, fountains and other places, teams have been deployed to clear grass and booties near En-Chai and other parts of the city.