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Health dept takes steps to make fogging ?effective?

TO MAKE anti-mosquito measures more effective in the light of dengue outbreak in the city, the chief medical officer has ordered the urban malaria staff to obtain signature of prominent denizens of the locality, confirming that the fogging was conducted in their area.

india Updated: Oct 07, 2006 15:53 IST

TO MAKE anti-mosquito measures more effective in the light of dengue outbreak in the city, the chief medical officer has ordered the urban malaria staff to obtain signature of prominent denizens of the locality, confirming that the fogging was conducted in their area.

An order to this effect was issued on Thursday. The salary to the malaria staff will be released only when they submit the counter reports of fogging and other anti-mosquito measures to the CMO office.

CMO Dr Shantimal Singhavi has also directed the malaria staff to properly co-ordinate with Nagar Nigam while taking the anti-mosquito measures. He said the counter reports of anti-mosquito measures was made mandatory following the complaints of local people that fogging was not conducted in their areas, despite the fogging schedule published in different newspapers by the Nagar Nigam and the Malaria Department.

Meanwhile, some beds have been reserved at the Tej Bahadur Sapru (Beli) Hospital for the suspected dengue patients.

"We have made all the arrangements for the testing and treatment of dengue patients, so that they are not referred to the SRN Hospital," said Dr RB Singh, chief medical superintendent of the Beli Hospital.

Dr Singh said the testing kits were available at the hospital. "The doctors and staff have also been alerted to give proper treatment to dengue patients," he added.

Dr ST Imam, superintendent-in-charge of the Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital has also issued a circular to the hospital staff to clean water coolers and ensure that the water does not remain collected near the wards. "Spray kerosene oil on water pools and see that the flanks are properly cleaned," he stated in the circular issued on Wednesday.

District malaria officer DN Shukla said today fogging was conducted near High Court and Ashok Nagar. "All the patients with dengue like symptoms are also being closely monitored," he added.