Hyderabad: With the number of dengue and viral fever cases rising, the GHMC began a house to house campaign in vulnerable areas to check the premises and to inform the people about preventive measures. Teams consisting of sanitation and entomology officials visited the houses, in some cases accompanied by senior officials.
GHMC commissioner Lokesh Kumar and senior officials reviewed the situation and visited the various places to see for themselves anti-mosquito measures like indoor residual spraying, fogging and other sanitation works. They visited the areas where dengue cases had been detected.
MLA Kaleru Venkatesh held a rally in Patelnagar, Amberpet, to create awareness about water-borne diseases and preventive measures. Additional co-mmissioner Shruti Ojha has visited Goshamahal and Mangalhat.
GHMC officials who went for a home inspection found 20 youths living in two small rooms in very unhygienic conditions. Amberpet deputy commissioner H. Krishnaiah and Assistant Medical Officer Dr Hemalatha expressed concern.
Khairatabad zonal commissioner Mushraff Ali Farooqui said residents were asked to remove stagnant water from their homes. In Banjara Hills, it was found that water was stagnating in the basement of a building. Developers were instructed to pump it out.
Secunderabad zonal commissioner Shanka-raiah along with chief entomologist Rambabu inspected Lalapet and Laxminagar....