Nagpur: The Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, concerned over the heavy toll the rain-related diseases take, has directed the District Administration to initiate all necessary measures for curbing the outbreak of swine flu, malaria, dengue and other infectious diseases in the city as well as rural areas. Viral fever and air-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria and swine flu raise their ugly heads particularly during monsoon session. Many patients visit the civic hospitals for check-ups hence preventive as well as remedial measures should be in place to combat the diseases, Bawankule said.
The following preventive and remedial measures could be taken:
• Survey of fever-afflicted patients.
• Sending of blood samples of suspect patients to labs.
• Disposal of garbage and waste material at public places.
• Spraying of disinfectants at accumulated water breeding larvae of mosquitoes.
• Fogging in every village, limits of civic bodies at least twice a month.
• Intense awareness drive.
The District Administration has been advised to approach District Planning Committee in case they face shortage of funds in initiating such measures. A meeting was held and senior officers from the health department have been asked to submit a report about the programmes undertaken to curb the spread of diseases and the medical amenities provided by the civic hospitals.