ANTI LARVA CELL DETECTS LARVA AT SEVENT PLACES

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SIX CASES FOUND IN KABIR NAGAR AND ONE IN MEHNGA SINGH COLONY

Jalandhar, July 2 (wishavwarta)-                                           Under ‘Mission Fateh’ program of the state government to sensitizing the people to clean the water storage tanks, coolers and waste containers daily, the health department on Thursday carried out a drive against vector-borne diseases in various areas of the Jalandhar.

The teams of the anti-larva cell of the health department led by Epidemiologist Dr Satish Kumar detected dengue larva at seven places.

The members of the anti-larva cell including Mr Jaswinder Singh, Mr Harwinder Singh, Mr Tarlochan Ram, Mr Sumit, Mr Raj Kumar, Mr David Masih, Mr Sher Singh and Mr Ram Parkash conducted the drive at NIT, Kabir Nagar, Master Mehanga Singh Colony, Rama Mandi, Golden Avenue and other areas.

The six larva cases were found in Kabir Nagar and remaining one was found in Mehnga Singh Colony.

During the checking, the teams visited 159 houses and checked 65 air coolers and 166 waste containers.

Dr Satish Kumar said the teams’ members apprised the people that these places could act as a breeding ground for the mosquitoes to spread diseases like dengue, malaria and others so these must be cleaned regularly.

He added that the drive was aimed at identifying vulnerable places for producing the larva of mosquitoes