KMC chalks out steps to combat dengue outbreak
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has chalked out elaborate measures to stop the outbreak of dengue in the city on the onset of monsoon.
The Union Health Ministry had lauded the KMC for taking measures to combat spread of the disease last year.
The KMC will conduct intense campaigns in the city when hoardings will be put up at important road intersections, leaflets will be distributed and health department workers will inform the people about the dos and don’ts to prevent the disease through public address system in every ward.
The surveillance has been intensified and people have been requested to clean the containers where water is stored at least once a week.
The overhead tanks and underground reservoirs should be covered and flower pots should be cleaned at least once a week.
The KMC teams visits the houses and request the owners of residential buildings and secretary of the cooperatives in case of apartment blocks to replace the covers of overhead tanks and underground reservoirs if they are found to be missing.
There are five dengue detection centres in the city where blood samples collected by the health department workers are tested.