Dengue, chikungunya rampant in three areas

Dengue, chikungunya rampant in three areas

Rajajinagar, Bommanahalli and Vijayanagar have reported the highest number of dengue cases in the City, according to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials.

The City has reported a total of 719 dengue and 202 chikungunya cases this year. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Palike administrator T M Vijaya Bhaskar said a total of 158 dengue cases had been reported from the three localities falling under BBMP limits. “Bommanahalli has recorded 62 cases, Rajajinagar 41, and Vijayanagar 55 cases,” he added.

“Health workers, link workers, Asha workers, along with auxillary nurse midwives, have visited 40,936 houses so far to identify mosquito-breeding places. The total number of construction sites in the City is 3,027. Our workers have visited 1,513 sites and cleared larvae-breeding areas. We have conducted a total of 196 health camps so far,” he said.

Bhaskar said a rally to create awareness on dengue and chikungunya would be conducted shortly.

BBMP Commissioner Kumar Naik said that from August 26, a drive would be conducted at construction sites considered as red zones. The Palike health department officials, who were present at the presser, said each ward was equipped with two fogging machines, four gangmen and big vehicles with power sprayers.

“IEC (information, education and communication) activities are done through banners, TV, radio jingles, street plays, flex cards, advertisement in theatres and rallies in each ward,” they added.

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