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UT health department carries out special drive to control Dengue in Chandigarh

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, October 13

A special drive for prevention of dengue was carried out by the Malaria wing of the Health department, Chandigarh under the direct supervision of Dr Suman, Director Health Services in Kacchi Colony, Dhanas.

Health officials inspected the houses for any mosquito breeding in coolers, fridge trays, pots, overhead tanks, tyres, containers. Special focus has been directed towards urban slums and thickly populated areas which are vulnerable for breeding of mosquitoes.

Awareness for dengue was spread by announcements on mega phones, distributing pamphlets and other IEC activities. Emphasis was laid on Community participation which is an important aspect of dengue prevention. People were educated to keep their surroundings clean and prevent water stagnation.

Details of field activities undertaken in Kacchi colony, Dhanas on 12-10-21

1. Total no. of houses checked: 139

2. Number of coolers checked: 37

Found with mosquito larvae: 02

3. Number of containers checked:  289

Found with mosquito larvae:  02

4. Number of OHT checked:  21

    Found uncovered: 02

    Found with mosquito larvae: 0

5. Number of tyres checked:  08

   Found with mosquito larvae:  0

6. No. of notices issued for mosquito genic conditions/ breeding: –   14

7. No. of House sprayed with Insecticides: 06

8. Anti-larval work done in breeding points: 10

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