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20 dengue cases in city

DC | V. PALANIAPPAN
Published Nov 7, 2014, 8:07 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 4:07 pm IST
Industries asked to clear mosquito breeding grounds
Corporation students create awareness on dengue. (Photo: DC file photo)
 Corporation students create awareness on dengue. (Photo: DC file photo)
Coimbatore: Incessant rain has left behind a trail of damaged roads and dengue cases as well in Coimbatore. About 20 cases of dengue have been reported in Coimbatore especially from Vadavalli, Kuniamuthur, Sowripalayam, Ganapathy, Kuniamuthur,Lorry Pettai, and Podanur.
 
As many as 180 people have suffered from dengue fever this year in Coimbatore city from January to November 1 this year. According to city health officer P. Aruna, the corporation is carrying out fogging operations in mosquito-breeding sources and spread awareness using public address system to curb spread of dengue.
 
Corporation is also focussing on industrial hubs like  Ganapathy, Kuniamuthur, Kurichi and a few other places, asking industries to clear the scrap, which are potential mosquito breeding grounds.  “The objective is to ensure that the scraps did not turn mosquito-breeding sources. With a team of 20 medical officers, the health department is actively conducting awareness on daily basis in the city wards, said Dr Aruna.
 
Mayor P. Rajkumar said the corporation has initiated a concerted dengue awareness campaign at Ganapathy and a few other areas. The corporation and health wing officials, in a joint effort, are visiting   schools to create awareness among students about the mosquito breeding sources and where the students could find them in their homes and how they should do to destroy those sources”, he said.
 
 
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Location: Tamil Nadu




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