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Dengue, chikungunya threat: BBMP staff put on alert

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Dengue, chikungunya threat BBMP staff put on alert

BBMP Special Commissioner (Health) Thrilok Chandra instructs team to destroy mosquito breeding spots

BENGALURU:

The incessant rains in Bengaluru could lead to a rise in dengue and chikungunya cases, and in this connection BBMP Special Commissioner (Health) Dr KV Thrilok Chandra has directed the civic agency’s medical officers to take all measures required to control these diseases.

At a meeting with staff on Friday, Chandra noted that the usual breeding grounds for mosquitoes include flower pots, used tyres and vessels with stagnant water. He instructed officials to identify such breeding spots and destroy them. He also requested citizens to keep their premises clean.

Dengue, chikungunya threat BBMP staff put on alert

Awareness drive

Dr Ravikumar, Senior Regional Director, Directorate of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), said the aedes egyptus mosquito is a vector of these diseases and suggested a door-to-door awareness drive by the Palike. Larvae-destroying pesticides like Larvisidal should be sprayed in breeding places, and civic staff should ensure that there is no stagnating water in their respective wards.

Dengue, chikungunya threat BBMP staff put on alert

Health Officer Dr Balasundar, NVBDCP officials, all zonal health officials, medical officers, epidemiologists and other officials were present at the meeting.

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