Mangaluru, June 17, 2015 : Speaking at a meet, Zilla Panchayat CEO P I Srividya has said there was a need to carry out campaign to create awareness on spread of communicable diseases like dengue and malaria across the district. She said there was a need to create awareness on communicable diseases among people. The awareness drive should be a continuos process in rural and urban areas.
The officials should ensure that government offices, schools, colleges, hostels and anganwadi premises are kept clean. The health officials should also ensure that water does not stagnate anywhere and create breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
The CEO said, if a dengue case is reported in any area, then all precautionary measures should be taken to ensure that it does not spread. Eliza tests should be conducted in the neighbourhood. Fogging should be taken up to check mosquito menace. The defunct fogging machines should be well maintained. Owing to shortage of doctors, treatment in rural areas is hampered. A mobile clinic should be started in each taluk. All the PHCs should take precautionary measures to check the outbreak of dengue.
DHO Dr Ramankrishna Rao since January 2015, a total of 55 dengue cases have been reported in the district. Fogging is taken up within 500 metre radius from the place where dengue cases was reported. District Malaria Control officer Dr Arun Kumar, district surveillance officer Dr Rajesh and others were present.