Dengue Control Intensified in Patiala, Mass Fogging Carried Out in 46 Hotspots

News Patiala:

The Patiala district administration is intensifying its efforts to curb the spread of dengue and chikungunya. In a meeting held yesterday, Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sawhney directed the officials to carry out mass fogging in all dengue hotspots. As a result, mass fogging was carried out in more than 46 dengue hotspots in the district.

Over 600 cases of dengue have been reported in the district so far, with many suffering from dengue type 2 variants. The district administration is urging people to take preventive measures, such as using mosquito nets and repellents, and to clean their surroundings regularly.

Teams led by Municipal Corporation Secretary Sunil Mehta, with the support of District Panchayat Officer Amandeep Kaur, conducted mass fogging in the hotspots. During the operation, 25 portable machines, 3 blower vehicles, and 7 machines from the DCPO office were used for fogging in 29 urban and 17 rural hotspots in the city.

These teams also raised awareness about mosquito-borne diseases while emphasising the need for preventive measures.

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