More dengue larvae found in Saket Nagar, E-7, Kolar road

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Sep 2017 11:17:38


Staff Reporter,

Considering more dengue and chikungunya patients in city, District Malaria Officer (DMO) in its daily anti-larvae survey found city’s Saket Nagar, E-7 and Kolar road more dengue larvae. Many times, the teams of anti-larvae go to different areas of the city to check larvae in water deposited at the containers in houses or public places, checking larvae and killed it through chemicals. At this time, 110 teams of larvae survey have been engaged in larvae survey.

It seems that district malaria officer has for the first time engaged leprosy workers in dengue larvae survey in city finding regularly hiking number of dengue patients.
There are now 85 teams of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA), 6 teams of Gas Relief Department and 10 teams of leprosy workers. All these larvae survey teams have torches to see larvae that is usually not seen by nakad eyes. On Wednesday, the anti-larvae survey teams went some parts of old city as Nariyal Khera, Gautam Nagar, Karond Nagar and others. They found more larvae in small containers stored water by the people due to scarcity of the water. Earlier, even ASHAs had also not engaged despite imparting them training of how to check dengue larvae, how to create awareness of dengue, malaria, chikungunya and swine flu among public when they go door to door.

Sources said that DMO sends anti-larvae survey teams to those areas repeatedly where more dengue larvae is found and even the dengue patients are also more from that areas. Saket Nagar, Kolar road’s colonies and even E-7 had more dengue larvae last years also and the anti-larvae survey teams had gone many times even recovered hundreds of rupees from residents as fine on finding larvae repeatedly despite strict warning of not storing water for more than a week or covering water containers. This year not only the dengue rather the patients of swine flu reach more to Government and private hospitals. Larvae survey reports receiving by the DMO daily causing concern among the health officers and it is the reason why the senior health officers at the divisional level are doing daily review of the seasonal diseases and taking up measures to control it.

When contacted Akhilesh Dubey, District Malaria Officer, said most dengue larvae affected pockets of the city this year are Saket Nagar, E-7 and Kolar Road. However, larvae is found by our survey teams in about all parts of the city due to which we have engaged 110 teams in survey, he said.