Mangalore, June 08: While addressing the media reporters in the meet Srikanth Rao, MCC joint commissioner said in his speech that considering the dangers of the spread of Dengue and malaria during monsoons, MCC has decided to hold awareness campaign from June 10 to 18.
He also informed that as a part of the campaign 600 students from 21 nursing colleges will take part in the campaign and make door- to –door visits in al the wards of MCC limits.
He also further said students besides being creating an awareness on dangers of dengue and malaria, symptoms and what are the precautionary measures to be taken will also will be briefed and will also will identify mosquito breeding spots in various places.
About 1,560 cases of malaria and 42 cases of dengue were reported in the MCC limits from January 2013, the officer said and added no deaths were however reported due to Malaria or Dengue.
MCC Health Officer Dr Sudarshan said that seven blood testing units have been functioning in the city, while six more would be opened soon at Kadri, Panjimogaru, KSRTC bus stand, Kunjathbail and Kavoor. Presently blood test units are located at Lalbagh, Lady Hill, Jeppu, Wenlock, Bengre and district laboratory he informed.
District Vector-borne Disease Control Officer Dr Arun Kumar and MCC superintending engineer B S Balakrishna were also present.