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JNAC chalks out strategy to rein in dengue

Jamshedpur, July 6 : In view of rising dengue menace, Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC), the local civic body which looks after urban amenities has divided the city into 12 zones which will see regular spraying of larvicides in the morning and fogging in the evening during entire monsoon.

The civic body has also developed a mechanism to keep a tab if the fogging and larvicides spraying are done, as per the roster prepared by the local urban body.
The department which earlier used to only spray larvicidal apart from undertaking cleanliness exercise will be opting for destroying unused containers (identified vector breeding centers) in the affected areas and educating people on not allowing water to stagnate in residential areas.

“As per latest directive of the health department we have asked our men to carry out fogging exercise in the affected areas of Jugsalai and Mango with focus on identifying and destroying unused containers storing waters in houses and localities and educating locals about steps to prevent breeding of dengue vectors,” said the official.

This exercise would be held simultaneously with routine methods of spraying larvicidal in the area.

“We need to understand that mosquitoes that carry the virus of dengue do not come from outside, rather they generate from the household things like flower-pots, coolers water, rejected tyre kept on the roof top or in the corner of the garden. So we must ensure that there is no such place where water is stagnant for sometime,” said an official.

JNAC special officer, Sanjay Kumar Pandey informed that they have prepared a roster for spraying of larvicides and fogging, in consultation with district health department officials. Larvicides need to be sprayed in a span of a week while fogging has to be done daily.

JNAC will be pressing into service its handheld fogging machines and four vehicle mounted fogging units to cover non-company areas in Sonari, Kadma, Baridih, Birsangar, Jemco, Manifit, NamdaBasti, regularly in the evening.

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