Mail News Service
Ghatshila, Sept 14: A Community Health Centre (CHC) team launched on a Dengue Prevention and Control campaign and visited Laldih village in Ghatshila Subdivision. A search for dengue larvae and pupae was carried out in 112 houses in the village. Aedes larvae and pupae were detected in 13 of the houses inspected. The team sprayed anti-larvae pesticides and advised villagers to ensure that there were no stagnant water pools in and around their homes or collected water in discarded household objects.
Dr RN Soren, the Medical Officer in charge of the Subdivisional Hospital, stated that after the larval inspection, there had been a reduction in the number of malaria and dengue patients in the area, with most cases now being related to viral fever. The inspection team included Suresh Prasad Singh Munda, Tapan Kumar Ghosh, Surveillance Inspector Dulal Hembrom, as well as Sahaiyas Sombari Manki and Laxmi Bankira.