Water collects in tires, coolers and other places which makes it a fertile place for incubation of dengue eggs. Penal action should be taken against houses and offices where stagnant water is detected, ordered standing committee chairman Pradeep Pohane.
He also directed spraying of insecticide on stagnant water pools at public places. Pohane reviewed the measures for control of malaria and other epidemic diseases on Thursday. Pohane ordered comprehensive awareness for dengue eradication and all mediums should be used for it.
E rickshaws should be used in all zones to spread awareness about precautions against dengue. It is necessary to reach this message to the people through pamphlets, radio jingles, plays, schools, colleges and social mediums.
Elephantiasis and sanitation department should make teams of 50 persons each and should tour outer areas of the city and spray insecticides in a fortnight. The department should take care to maintain sufficient stock of insecticides. All zone chairpersons should also take the initiative in this issue and summon zone level review meetings.
Sanitation employees reach every house and awareness pamphlets should be distributed through their medium. Corporator Dayashankar Tiwari suggested putting up posters of dengue in every hair cutting shop.
The silt removed from nalas is nearly sand and should be used for filling up potholes and open spaces. If there is no ditch or pothole, the water would not stagnate, he said. NMC should conduct blood tests Services of blood testing for dengue is available at subsidized rates in NMC’s hospitals at Sadar, Mahal and IGR hospital.
To ensure proper diagnosis, blood should be tested at these hospitals, stated Pohane. Action warned against staff as this issue is of health, every employee should do their duty properly.
Those, who do not want to work, should be shifted elsewhere, Pohane ordered. If employees were observed negligent, action would be taken against them, he warned.
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