Mangaluru: Preventive measures over spreading of dengue taken – DC

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Jul 17: “District administration has taken all kind of preventive measures over the spreading of dengue,” said deputy commissioner Sasikanth Senthil.

Addressing the media here on Wednesday, July 17, Sasikanth Senthil said, "We have formed close to 200 teams to take all kind of preventive measures over the spreading of dengue. The present weather is conducive for the rise of dengue related cases as there is no proper rain. These dengue mosquitoes breed from fresh water. The weather pattern is as such that there is no rain as expected in the near future.

“When there is fresh water logging and no rain for the next couple of days, it is enough for dengue mosquitoes to breed. From July 1, several cases were reported in Mangaluru, Sullia, Bantwal and Kadaba,” he said.

“To prevent the disease, we need to dry up fresh water that is accumulated near residential areas. There is no need for people to panic. Preventive mechanism has to be done. This is a mosquito that files low and bites in daytime. As many as 352 positive cases are reported so far. Prevention is in our own hands. We have to dry out all the stagnant water. We are putting elaborate system in place. There are some cases reported at Kadaba and Sullia, while it has been treated well in Mangaluru city,” he added.

With regards to Suratkal toll gate issue, Sasikanth Senthil said, "The toll gate contractor has asked for police protection. We will have a discussion with NHAI and come out with a decision. The protest has been called off for now.”


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  • Aedes aegypti, Balmatta

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Bzzzzzzz.. I sincerely thank the municipal corporation and resident s of Balmatta , for allowing me to live , multiply and feed well. The corporator has been very kind to stop fogging activity that is usually started during this season . Thank you 🙏💀. Yours sincerely🐝.

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  • Francis Fernandes, Mangalore ! Attavar

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Dear Respected DC of mangalore city ! I have been seen for last 50 years drainage leakage in Attavara ward 24 for last 50 years ! Flowing freely in Open storm water channel around KMC hospital and all through Thea way from nandigudda to babugudda are drainage flowing towards pandeshwar open channel ( Thodu in Tulu ) . No authority has been able to solve this health menace for all these years ! Hope you see this comments and media is truly alive to report reality ! Then please go and check in this ward are a and solve the issue! The Drainage system are still British era Still in service ! New drainage system is not planned and executed in good design and constructed ! Good luck ! I just want to bring in this comments to know everyone ! How citizens are taken care ! How environment and health are protected .

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    My only advice is that 'PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE'. Please don't till the last minute if you show any signs of DENGUE as this is a dangerous one and fatal at most time. I had two of my friends from Mumbai last their lives as they did not take it seriously and even the doctors were not aware of it. These young friends married with children was shocking as I was in New York and about to come on vacation in the following week.

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  • Veena, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    How can prevention be in our own hands. Keeping the surrounding clean is not the only solution. Dear citizens, the mlore Muncipality has to send their staff to spray the needful/chemical to keep mosquito menace at bay. Off late this is quite unheard of . Despite multiple reminders they pay no heed to our requests.. we are told the man is on his way. Still on the way???They are just indifferent. This is is merely an eye wash. Wake up dear people of mangaluru , we need to know what facilities we are missing out on. Only empty promises at the time of election campaigns.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Dengue mosquitoes bite during the day time.Wear full sleeves and long dresses to cover as much of your body as possible.Sleep under mosquito net to protect children,old people and others who may rest during the day.

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