With the onset of monsoon, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), Health Department and Malaria Department have started taking precautionary measures to make Gurugram free from dengue and malaria diseases.
Under this campaign, joint teams were formed and provided with 30 lapset pumps at the MCG office on Monday. According to senior officials, these pumps will spray chemicals to curb the cases of vector-borne diseases in the city.
According to senior officials, the civic body has deployed 28 small machines and 6 vehicle-mounted for fogging in the area. Along with this, a machine has been set up in each four zones for mosquito trapping.
Stressing on the importance of awareness on prevention and control of vector-borne diseases, the Additional Municipal Commissioner Rahul Hooda urged the teams to make people aware of how they can protect themselves against the disease and not to allow stagnation of water anywhere in their vicinity as it has become a common ground for mosquitoes breeding.
He said, “People must be aware about keeping their surrounding clean especially vulnerable places such as roof, water coolers, tyres, etc. Dengue and malaria can be eliminated by the joint efforts of all of us including community participation.”
Additional Municipal Commissioner YS Gupta urged the members involved in the dengue-malaria free campaign to take their duty seriously and be firmly committed for ensuring good health of the residents.
Dr JS Punia, Civil Surgeon, Gurugram said that prevention is better than the cure, so the early start of preparation is the only solution to combat the problem. He said that more information must be spread among people to make them aware of the diseases.
Chief Medical Officer of Municipal Corporation, Dr Bhramdeep Sandhu said that under the campaign, a survey of 2 lakh 90 thousand houses has been conducted by the team.
The source of mosquitoes breeding is being marked and fogging has been carried out there. He said that the mobile App called VBD has been created to monitor the campaign. The chemical spraying, which was done manually earlier, will now be done with the lapset pumps.
On the occasion, Deputy CMO Dr SS Saroha, Dr Ram Prakash from Department of Malaria, Executive Engineer Saurabh Nain, Senior Sanitation Inspector Rishi Malik and Bijender Sharma, Junior Engineer Rajesh Kumar among others were presented during the meeting.