Mangaluru, Sep 16, 2023: Deputy Commissioner Mullai Muhilan has directed the authorities to create awareness among the people on Dengue, Nipah virus and such other contagious diseases.
He was addressing a meeting held at his office on September 15, Friday to discuss measures to cheque spread of diseases.
He said there was no need for any fear of Nipah virus but people must be cautious if bats are found in the vicinity of their houses. Fruits which are bitten by birds should not be consumed and all fruits must be thoroughly cleaned before consumption. In case of fever there should not be any neglect and proper treatment must be availed, he said.
He directed all government hospitals and primary health centres to have separate wards ready.
ZP CEO Dr Anand K, Additional DC Dr Santosh Kumar, MCC Commissioner Anand C L, District Surgeon and Wenlock Hospital Superintendent Dr Sadashiv Shanbogh, Lady Goschen Hospital Superintendent Dr Durgaprasad and others were present.