Anti Malaria drive by Chandigarh Administration Conducted.

Chandigarh, 6th October, 2016: A special drive was conducted today at Manimajra and sector 41 Chandigarh. One team was led by Assistant Director Malaria along with State Epidemiologist at sector 41 and other team was led by Dr Gaurav Aggarwal, Anti Malaria Officer Chandigarh at Manimajra .Under this drive house to house visits were made. 10 challans and 15 notices has been issued. It was observed that major source of breeding is in house containers and coolers alongwith garbage dumps in these areas. Hygiene has not been maintained at Manimajra for which awareness was again created during house to house visit. Littering of garbage by general public is posing a potential threat for growth of mosquito.
In the presence of prominent persons of the area, Yesterday fogging was done at Sector at Punjab University, Bhaskar Colony sector 25 and Sector 61 Chandigarh and today will be done at Sector 18 C and D, Bapu Dham Colony, 22, 35 A&D , Vidhan Sabha, Ashadeep School sector 31, and 5 schools of Chandigarh by vehicle mounted and hand held fogging machines.
Today 18 cases of Dengue has been reported from various health institutions which includes 8 new cases and 10 confirmed amongst probable cases(till the release of press note)which brings the total number of Dengue cases to 507 in the city.4 fresh cases of Chickungunya have been reported by GMCH 32 and PGIMER. The details of 75 cases of chickungunya detected in Chandigarh is; 23 imported, 22 wrong address and 30 from Chandigarh.
All residents of Chandigarh are requested that in case of any complaint related to fogging kindly send a SMS to helpline number 9779558282
To further strengthen the preventive activities, daily fumigation is being carried out alongwith strengthening of field activities which includes mass awareness, checking of breeding sources like coolers, containers, tyres and other sources.

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