MCK intensifies anti-dengue drive in Karimnagar

K M Dayashankar


Residents were informed to remove stagnated water to check breeding of mosquitoes 


KARIMNAGAR: In the wake of reports of sporadic incidents of dengue and fever cases on the rise in various parts of the Karimnagar town, the Municipal Corporation of Karimnagar (MCK) authorities have launched an intensive sanitation drive and anti-dengue drive in the entire Karimnagar town.

Following the instructions of Collector RV Karnan, the MCK authorities under the guidance of Municipal Commissioner Valluru Kranthi launched a special sanitation drive and observation of dry days to destroy the breeding grounds of mosquitoes.  Accordingly, the Municipal Commissioner along with other officials had launched the intensive anti-dengue campaign in 16th municipal division at Ramnagar and Padmanagar localities of the town on Sunday by taking out a rally to create awareness among the residents about the importance of observing the dry day by removing the stagnated water.

As this period was considered conducive for mosquitoes to breed, the Municipal Commissioner informed the residents to strictly follow the dry day by removing the stagnated water from the house and its surroundings. Ms Kranthi said that the Municipal staff would carry out door to door visits in the localities to destroy the breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

She informed the people to accord priority for the removal of stagnated water, which was the breeding places for the mosquitoes, to check the spread of dengue, malaria and other diseases. She also said that they would also serve notices to the owners of open plots, where the water was being stagnated and helping the mosquitoes to breed, to remove the water from their plots. Local corporator Bonala Srikanth, Sanitation supervisor Rajamanohar and others were also present.

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