Hyderabad: Denying that any positive cases of the dreaded dengue or malaria diseases were found during its checks, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation on Tuesday said that it has taken up an intensive campaign to control the situation after residents of Prasanth Nagar and Bapu Nagar of Langar Houz area fell ill with and other viral fevers.
GHMC Additional Commissioner (Health and Sanitation) Aleem Basha said that an intensive IEC campaign has been carried out from July 25 in the affected localities with door to door health education regarding dengue, mosquitoes and other sanitation to prevent the spread of diseases.
Besides, house to house search for water logging and breeding is being carried out and treatment with larvicides.
The GHMC said that as many as 25 teams each team consisting of 1 Field assistant and 2 Field Workers with a total 75 workers have been drafted from other areas used in the two localities, covering 1025 houses which were cross checked for mosquito breeding. Of these 1025 houses, 42 houses were found to have mosquito larvae and all the sources were treated with chemical.
Six power sprayers have been deployed for indoor Pyrethrum space spray in effected localities and as many portable fogging machines have been put in operation in the localities for intensive fogging.
Two vehicle mounted fogging machines have been pressed into service and would be utilized every alternate day till the situation returns to normal.
Senior entomologist of the Central Zone J Vijay Kumar is camping on the site to monitor and coordinate the preventive and control measures and four assistant entomologists were made responsible for each activity.
Meanwhile, a medical camp was organized by the Medical Officer, Urban Health Post, Kuramaguda of DMHO, Hyderabad in which 53 persons were treated for minor ailments of which 13 with fevers whose blood was tested for Malaria parasite but no case of suspected signs and symptoms of dengue was reported.(INN)