The total number of dengue cases in the city decreased this year as compared to last year. This was made possible by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) which made arrangements for the affected dengue patients and simultaneously spread awareness about the disease to the masses.
Although the cases are fewer, the citizens are expected to take precautionary measures. Prevention of the breeding of mosquitoes requires the cleanliness of the environment.
Symptoms of dengue are fever, headache, body aches, etc. If one witnesses any of these, they should consult the doctor or nearby NMC hospital without any delay, said a press statement issued by NMC commissioner Radhakrishna B.
Last year reported dengue cases were 1054. This year city has reported just 98 cases from January till date. No stale water should be stored near the locality or at home as it boosts the breeding of dengue mosquitoes.
The NMC Commissioner added, “ The water which needs to be stored should be cleaned on a regular basis.”
NMCs 10 zones are requesting the general public they should help the administration in preventing dengue and malaria. The officials are checking for stale water storage at homes from door to door and for cases of dengue if any.
Pesticides are being sprayed in the suspected areas.
The senior officials and sanitary inspectors are cross-checking with their dedicated staff if the protocol is being followed or not.
Observing the rise in air pollution the NMC has already done cold spray for senior citizens, pregnant women, and children for their safety.
NMC hospitals are offering free tests in their government hospitals for dengue.