Published On : Tue, Oct 23rd, 2018

Voluntary organisations should help NMC in curbing dengue spread: Chaple

Nagpur: Expressing concern over dengue havoc gripping the city with every passing day, the Chairman of NMC’s Medical Services and Health Committee Manoj Chaple has sought help of voluntary organisations in curbing the disease. “Citizens are panicky over the dengue mainly due to lack of awareness. It is not possible for NMC employees to visit every household for creating awareness on dengue. In this situation, the voluntary organisations can come forward and cooperate with the civic body in curbing dengue,” Chaple said.

A meeting to review dengue outbreak was held on Tuesday at Panjabrao Deshmukh Hall of Standing Committee in the Civil Lines office of NMC. The meeting was attended among others by Deputy Chairman of Medical Services and Health Committee Vijay Chutele, members Lakhan Yerawar, Vishakha Bante, Gargi Chopra, Medical Officer Dr Pradeep Dasarwar, Health Officer (Sanitation) Dr Sunil Kamble, Dr Vijay Joshi, Dr Narendra Bahirwar, Malaria and Filaria Officer Dr Jayshree Thote, Kanak Resources and Management’s Kamalesh Sharma and zonal officers of all 10 zones.

Chaple took stock of the situation arising out of dengue spread. He also reviewed the working of employees deployed by NMC for dengue related work. “The dreadful atmosphere is due to lack of awareness among citizens. Hence need is to reach information regarding dengue to the people. Only proper awareness can defeat dengue disease,” Chaple stressed and added, the voluntary organisations should come forward and extend a helping hand to the civic body. Awareness could be created by many ways including staging of street plays and through other ways.

No death due to dengue in city, claims Health Department:
The Health Department of NMC has claimed that not a single person has died due to dengue in the city. Around 203 patients were found positive in blood tests, said Dr Bahirwar while informing to general body on Saturday. He said, around 3159 persons conducted blood tests for dengue. Around four persons died due to Scrub typhus, he added.