With dengue cases increasing in the city, the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) is continuously working to mitigate the impact by conducting anti-larvae fogging operations to prevent the spread of the virus.
Patna Municipal Commissioner Animesh Kumar Parashar on Tuesday flagged off vehicles with anti-larvae spray for the first round of fogging.
“We have launched a massive drive to fight dengue cases. Chemical fogging is being carried out in the city with the help of 79 vehicles and hand-held devices. Residential complexes where dengue cases have been reported recently. have taken place, they are being thoroughly cleaned”, said Parashar.
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We have constituted 87 teams to ensure fogging operation on priority basis. A total of 12 teams have been deployed in Azimabad Circle, 17 in Nutan Circle, 16 in Pataliputra Circle, 13 in Bankipur, 12 in Kankarbagh Circle and 17 in Patna City Circle.
According to the district administration of Patna, 1,844 cases of dengue were reported in Patna till October 8 this year compared to a total of 353 in 2021 and 243 in 2020.
Patna District Magistrate Chandrasekhar Singh said the health advisory has been issued to spread awareness and encourage residents to take precautions to fight dengue.
A health advisory on dengue has been sent to all private and government schools. Schools have been instructed to call students in full-sleeved uniforms to reduce the chances of mosquito bites. Apart from this, school heads have also been asked to maintain cleanliness in school campuses and spray anti-larvae chemicals near drains to prevent infection among students.