661 teams carrying out precautionary work against mosquito-borne diseases in rural areas of Vadodara districts
Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya are vector-borne diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.
Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya are vector-borne diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. The likelihood of mosquito origin in monsoon increases the infestation of these diseases and related cases are increasing during this time every year. The health department of the state government has issued precautionary guidelines in this regard.
Correspondingly, the Health Branch of Vadodara District Panchayat has deployed 661 teams for the control of mosquito borne diseases in the prone areas. These teams have conducted house visits, registered cases of fever, detected mosquito breeding grounds in the houses and carried out prevention and eradication operations. So far, 26% of the houses have been covered under the survey.
The teams inspect 75110 houses and inspecting 320636 water containers and 4977 containers of mosquito breeding grounds were made safe by proper cleaning and the breeding grounds of mosquitoes found in 2808 houses were eliminated.
Vadodara city and district is witnessing cases of malaria, dengue and chikanaguniya on the rise this season and the health teams are taking precautionary measures and spreading awareness in people to be safe.
Chief District Health Officer Dr. Surendra Jain has urged the people to take necessary precautions to prevent water collected in and around the houses and from mosquitoes.
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