Efforts are being made by the district administration and the health department to stop the spread of dengue in the district. In this regard, the entire district administration will work for the prevention of dengue for the next 7 days. On Monday, DC Mohali Isha Kalia held a meeting with the officials of different departments regarding the prevention of dengue.
During this, he directed the officers to work under the micro management campaign for the prevention of dengue and for the next 7 days, the entire district administration should try to prevent this epidemic. DC said that for the prevention of dengue, multipurpose health workers of the district have been deployed for dengue duty. To save people from dengue.
Door to door checking in the morning, fogging in the evening DC said that checking is being done to prevent dengue. These teams will go door to door in the morning to check dengue larvae. Whereas after 5 pm, the teams will go to the area and do fogging. Dengue mosquito is more active in the evening and hence the risk of dengue mosquito bite increases more in the evening. Therefore, fogging will be done in every area in the evening.
The Civil Surgeon said that so far 1981 dengue tests have been done in the district, out of which 824 people have tested positive. There has been a huge increase in dengue cases in September and October. In September, 344 cases of dengue have been reported. In the first week of October itself, 453 dengue cases have been found. In view of the increasing cases of dengue, the Health Department has intensified the survey, investigation and awareness campaign. Anti Dengue teams of Health Department are conducting door-to-door survey.
Civil Surgeon Dr. Adarsh Pal Kaur and District Epidemiologist Dr. Vikrant Nagra conducted a checking campaign in Fatehullapur village besides Phase-10 and 11 on Monday. During the checking, necessary instructions were given to the teams. The Civil Surgeon visited the houses and inspected fridge trays, utensils, empty tires etc.
Civil Surgeon said that dengue larvae were found in 5 houses of Phase-10 and similarly in Phase-11 also dengue larvae were found in 1 house. Larva was found in 5 houses in village Fatehullapur. Six challans were made by the teams, while those who found dengue larvae for the first time were given a stern warning.
Do not allow water to accumulate in and around the house
Dengue is caused by the bite of a mosquito called Aedes aegypti. Common symptoms of dengue include severe headache and high fever, muscle and joint pain, pain behind the eyes, bleeding from the nose, mouth and gums, vomiting when the condition worsens. Mosquitoes that spread dengue thrive in standing clean water such as coolers, water tanks, pots, trays behind refrigerators, broken utensils and empty tires and water containers.
Get dengue test done in government hospitals
The Civil Surgeon appealed to the people of the district to cooperate in the prevention of dengue and said that the health department is making all possible efforts at its level, but only with the cooperation of the people, the district can be made dengue free. He said that nowadays such clothes should be worn which cover the whole body. He appealed to the people of the district to be vigilant against dengue till the end of November and protect themselves. If any suspect is suffering from dengue then immediately go to the nearest hospital and get tested. Dengue test and treatment is completely free in government hospitals.