Mangaluru, June 16: Awareness programme must be widely organized to educate the public’s on the contagious diseases, informed the Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat CEO, PI Shreevidya. She spoke at a meeting organized with the health department officials on Monday, June 15th.
The awareness programme must be continually organized in the city as well as the rural areas. The concerned authorities should take measures to keep clean the premises around all the government offices, schools, colleges, hostels, and anganwadis, said Shreevidya.
If cases of dengue are reported from any area, precautionary measures must be immediately taken in such areas. Along with this the people residing in the close proximity should be subjected to tests. Throughout the district, mosquito control measures should be undertaken using the fogging machine in all the areas. Two-three teams should be formed in each taluk to do the fogging. The defective fogging machines should be repaired immediately, she said.
Due to the lack of practitioners in some rural areas, it is difficult to give immediate treatment. In this view, full pledged mobile clinic should be stationed in each taluk to address the health problems of the people in rural areas. The health officers at primary health centres should take additional precautionary measures to control dengue. There are chances that dengue may get widely spread as anxious publics arrive at the taluk hospitals in large numbers. On this account, measures have to be taken to provide treatment at the local area, directed the ZP CEO Shreevidya.
Dr Ramakrishna Rao explained about dengue and said, about 55 dengue cases confirmed within May 2015 in the district. They are Mangaluru taluk -22, Sullia-11, Belthangady-10, Bantwal-9, and Puttur-3. Fogging is being done in 500 metres limits of thee area where the dengue is traced. Tests of about 50 families are being conducted, he said.
In the meet, malaria control officer Dr Arun Kumar, District observation officer Dr Rajesh, and taluk health officers were present.