Dengue: 11 cases detected

Hassan CMC procures fogging machines to end mosquito menace

MLA H S Prakash revealed that 11 cases of dengue have been detected in the city according to the recent survey organised jointly by city municipal council (CMC) and health department recently.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Saturday, Prakash assured that there is no reason to panic. He said one person, who had been infected by dengue on a visit to another, has died due to dengue in the city until now.

Medical reports have mentioned that Malaika, who died recently, was not affected by dengue.
Refuting allegations that CMC, elected representatives and health department were not worried about the situation, he said health department had sought Rs 2.58 crore for conducting the survey.
Accordingly, the funds were released and survey was undertaken in 43,039 houses.

Recently, tests were conducted on 174 persons suffering from fever. Of these, 11 were found to be affected by dengue. Also, 51 others have shown symptoms of dengue, he added.
Treatment is being administered to all the affected. CMC has purchased five fogging machines to deal with the mosquitoes. If necessary, additional machines would be purchased, he added.

Mosquito nets

Prakash said CMC has decided to distribute mosquito nets to 4,255 poor families in the slums.
The mosquito nets would be distributed through CMC members, he added.

With monsoon failing to take off, he said chances of cholera outbreak is also possible. He urged the public to maintain cleanliness around houses and ensure that water is not stagnating in their area.
CMC president C R Shankar, former president Syed Akbar, district health officer Dr Shyamaladevi and others were present.

Stern measures in the offing

CMC has decided to take stern measures to control outbreak of epidemics in the city. Fruit vendors have been directed to refrain from throwing waste on the roadsides. Push cart vendors should ensure that food is covered by nets in order to maintain cleanliness.

Hotels should supply hot drinking water to customers. Health officers would inspect hotels and shut them down if hygiene is not being maintained.

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