By Madhur Vyas:
Jalandhar, July 31,2019 : Continuing its drive against the vector-borne diseases under ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’, the anti-larva cell of the health department on Wednesday detected 42 dengue larva cases in 11 localities in the city.
Separate teams of anti-larva cell led by Pawan Kumar, Jaswinder Singh, Sarbjeet, Gurwinder Singh, Vinod Kumar, Pradeep Kumar, Satwant Singh Jaswinder Singh, Satwant Singh, Shakti Gopal and Mr Rajwinder Singh carried out special checking in Gurbachan Nagar, Dada Colony, Joginder Nagar, Mithu Basti, New Gopal Nagar, Raj Nagar, Hardayal Nagar,Jinda Road, Bootan Mandi and Basti Guzan.
The teams visited 560 houses, covered the population of 2374, and checked 265 desert coolers and 893 waste containers.
The teams also issued 11 challans including four challans in New Gopal Nagar, Jinda road and three in Mithu Basti
The teams’ members told the residents that the desert coolers, containers could act as a breeding ground for the mosquitoes to spread diseases like dengue, malaria, and others. They said that the drive was aimed at identifying vulnerable places for producing the larva of mosquitoes.
They said that the special inspection was a part of the drive under ‘Tandarust Punjab’s mission to ensure that vector-borne diseases were checked well in advance.