Published On : Sat, Sep 19th, 2015

NMC must gear up for fight against dengue: Shingare

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Nagpur: ” Delhi is gripped by dengue which is a matter of concern for all. The recently occurred rainfall in the city has caused water-logging in the open spaces. As a result, the growth in dengue mosquito larvae cannot be ruled out. Therefore, all zonal officials of NMC must direct their staff concerned to destroy such larvae in the city, by releasing gappy fish into accumulated water and by making intensive spraying of pesticides,” said NMC Standing Committee Chairman Ramesh Shingare presiding over a meeting called at Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Hall in NMC on Saturday for taking up effective measures to fight out dengue menace.

Present on the occasion were Health Committee Chairman Devendra Mehar, all NMC zonal officers, health officers, Dr Ganvir, Dr Swati Matkari, Dr Pradeep Dasarwar, Jayshri Thote, Dr Narendra Bahirwar and other staffers.

At the outset, Devendra Mehar presented the measures being taken to curb dengue menace and they were reviewed.

Speaking further, Shingare said, all ward-corporators under various zones of NMC must hold awareness as well as remedial meetings to fight out the dengue threat. He also directed that more dengue analyzer machines be purchased and the machine-handlers be trained well.

Addressing the meeting, Dy NMC Commissioner Kakde  asked the zonal officers to make cross-checking of measures to be taken and take the issue seriously.

Dr Ganvir told the health officers, unless the fever is totally eradicated, the patient may be suspected of dengue. He also directed the health inspectors to inspect 10 houses per day at least and conduct tests through random sampling of 20 houses per day, informed a press note issued by PRO, NMC.