MANCHERIAL: Mancherial district administration seems to have finally woken up when it started cleaning drainages and removing piled up garbage on a war footing in various colonies of Mancherial town on Thursday.
A news report published in Deccan Chronicle highlighted the plight of local people because of poor sanitation that turned a fertile ground for breeding of mosquitoes, which led to dengue fever and multiple deaths, four of which were reported within a single family of Sri Sri Colony in Mancherial.
Seven-year-old Sri Vikas lit the pyre of his mother Gudimalla Sona. Three members of her family had, like her, died of dengue over the last 15 days. The baby, whom Sona had delivered before her death, has been kept in an incubator at a private hospital in Mancherial town.
Sona’s husband Gudimalla Raju Gattu, 30, daughter Varshini, 5, and grandfather Eda Lingaiah, 70, predeceased her.
Collector Bharati Holli Keri has taken a serious note of the four dengue deaths, which have been attributed to mosquitoes breeding because of poor sanitation in various colonies of Mancherial town. He asked officials to ensure clean environment on an immediate basis.
Employees of the Ayush and health departments began collecting blood samples of people....