TS gears up to tackle dengue as cases rise

Mr. Harish Rao requested the public to prevent still water in their area and keep their surroundings clean. He also requested the medical and health officers and GHMC officials to visit every house and sensitise them regarding dengue.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  5 Sep 2022 12:12 PM GMT
TS gears up to tackle dengue as cases rise

Hyderabad: In view of the rising dengue cases in Hyderabad, the state government is gearing up to take precautions against dengue, said state health minister Harish Rao on 5 September. He said the municipal and panchayat health departments will work in tandem to create awareness regarding the disease.

There were 542 dengue cases in July and 1,827 cases in August under the jurisdiction of GHMC.

Mr. Harish Rao requested the public to prevent still water in their area and keep their surroundings clean. He also requested the medical and health officers and GHMC officials to visit every house and sensitise them regarding dengue.

"If anyone is suffering from fever or any other symptoms, I suggest they go to their nearest hospital or clinic and get treatment," Mr. Rao said, and added that medical kits have been distributed to all health care centres.

The minister also announced that a blood donation camp will be held in Hyderabad and other constituencies on 17 September.

Meanwhile, minister for municipal administration and urban development K.T Rama Rao asked the GHMC authorities to check which wards have the highest number of dengue cases and prepare a plan to prevent the disease. He said the prevention plan should include school students and others.

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