More than 3.21 lakh houses surveyed In the first round of intensive mosquito control operation in Vadodara district
5328 people down with fever get treated by the health teams
On instructions of Chief District Health Officer Dr. Surendra Jain, the Taluka Health Officers and Medical Officers of Vadodara District carry out intensive mosquito control work including pesticides in their areas of jurisdiction.
After the first round 568 teams covered more than 3.21 lakh houses identified as potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes, including water containers.
During this survey, 5328 people with fever were found and they have been given proper treatment by the teams. Teams have been spraying bacticides at mosquito breeding grounds as well as fogging to kill large mosquitoes. In addition, larvae-eating guppies have been released into perennial lakes by teams
It may be mentioned that preventive measures for vector borne diseases (diseases transmitted by mosquitoes) have been directed by the state health system to continue in the coming days in the form of vector control campaign. In addition, a report on the day-to-day operations under this campaign has been urged to be sent regularly to the Malaria Branch of the State Health Department.
As part of the five-day operation, the teams inspected more than 2.76 lakh houses and inspected more than 11.65 lakh water containers. 9897 mosquito breeding grounds found in the houses and 17898 other places were cleared of mosquitoes.
Teams have emptied water-filled tyres by visiting the shops of scrap tyres, tubes and puncture equipment to give shopkeepers an understanding, as well as spraying burnt oil in water-filled pits to avoid the possibility of mosquito breeding.
The second round of operations has been started following the instructions given by the health department of the state government to continue this work.