Jalandhar, July 8
During campaigns by the Department of Health and MC teams, dengue fever larvae were found at 28 locations in the district today. The larvae were destroyed on site.
Teams inspected 483 homes for dengue fever larvae. With the help of the municipal corporation, anti-larvae teams from the Health Department visited Basti Peer Daad, Sudama Nagar, Police Lines, Kamal Vihar, Kabir Nagar, Avtar Nagar, Raseela Nagar, Makhdoompura and others regions. The teams checked 139 coolers, 18 tires and 764 scrap containers. Crews sprayed larvicide in 36 rooms to prevent mosquito breeding.
Meanwhile, Health Department teams led by epidemiologist Dr Aditya Paul visited the public primary school, Basti Peer Daad. A dengue fever awareness seminar was also organized at the school on this occasion.
Dr. Aditya Paul informed the students that dengue is spread with symptoms such as fever, pain in the head and muscles, pimples on the skin, pain behind the eyes, bleeding gums, ears or nose, etc. He stated that whenever such symptoms are observed, one should immediately consult a doctor. He said that to protect against dengue fever, one should avoid the accumulation of water in coolers, refrigerator bins, cooking pots, animal waterers and tires on the roofs of the house.
He said the purpose of Dry Day was to clear those spots of pooled water that could serve as a potential breeding ground for dengue mosquitoes.
An awareness campaign against diseases such as dengue fever, malaria and chikungunya was also launched today in Kapurthala district. Civil surgeon Gurinderbir Kaur said that due to the massive breeding of mosquitoes during the monsoon, they become the cause for the spread of diseases like dengue fever, malaria and chikungunya. She said as part of the ongoing Dry Day campaigns, coolers, utensils, etc., were also inspected and cleared of water.
She said the private card tests done for dengue were not enough to confirm dengue. She said tests carried out in public hospitals were the only conclusive way to officially confirm the disease. She urged staff to ensure Eliza testing as the only way to establish dengue cases. The civil surgeon said that dengue fever and malaria were notifiable diseases under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, which made it compulsory for private hospitals to submit case reports relating to twin diseases to the Ministry of Health. health. They said violating notification could invite action against private hospitals that fail to report cases.
So far, 11 dengue fever cases have been reported in Jalandhar in this monsoon season. While a week ago there were 10 cases, last week another case was added.
Awareness seminar organized at the school
- Health Department teams led by epidemiologist Dr Aditya Paul visited Basti Peer Daad Public Primary School. A dengue fever awareness seminar was also held at the school on the occasion
- Dr. Aditya Paul informed the students that dengue is spread with symptoms such as fever, pain in the head and muscles, pimples on the skin, pain behind the eyes, bleeding gums, ears or nose, etc.
- He says that whenever symptoms are observed, immediate medical attention should be sought. He said that to protect yourself from dengue fever, you had to avoid the accumulation of water in coolers, fridge bins, pots and tires.