Dengue falls in Chennai are on the rise, residents urged to remove stagnant water
Chennai: After incessant rainfall and subsequent flooding ravaged Chennai, Chennai is facing another crisis with dengue cases increasing.
The number of cases reported in the city in the past few days has risen to 105, with the Kodambakkam and Teynampet areas reporting the most.
Kodambakkam reported 18 cases while Teynampet had 17 cases in the past three days.
Meanwhile, Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) officials have urged residents to remove stagnant water from the residential colonies and the terraces of their homes to prevent Aedes mosquitoes from multiplying.
In an interview with IANS, the Minister of Health of Tamil Nadu, Ma Subramanian, said: “After incessant rainfall and waterlogging, the chances of mosquito breeding are high. However, local residents must also try to clear water stagnation around them to prevent mosquitoes from multiplying. The state health department runs several health camps in all colonies. “
The state health department has started door-to-door health exams and provided medicines to prevent the disease from spreading.
The GCC uses the services of the breeding control staff around the clock to prevent the outbreak of dengue by destroying the mosquito larvae.
It also fines people who stagnate water in their home, including terraces that lead to the breeding of mosquitos.
The company conducts area-based surveys to identify the number of diseases in each area and prevent the spread by viewing that area as a cluster and taking local preventive measures.
Soubhagyalaksmi Narayanan, a race control officer at GCC, told IANS, “People need to take more responsibility to keep the disease from spreading as I’ve found in most of the homes I’ve gone to fogging and screening that there is water stagnation that will lead to the spread of the disease. Everyone should do their part to prevent the outbreak of such diseases. “
The GCC has already opened control rooms at its headquarters and has deployed fog teams at all stations to help prevent the disease from spreading.