Dengue menace: BMC initiates awareness campaign in schools of Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today began a Dengue Awareness Campaign in schools of the State Capital. The drive will gradually cover all schools here, a source said.

Taking to its Twitter handle, the civic body wrote, “Dengue awareness programme at schools. Cspur Govt High School students were sensitised regarding Dengue preventive measures. Team BMC SI, Anti Larva Team, Ward Officer, Project Coordinator, MPHW, Volunteers, Swachha Sathis and their Supervisor attended. #StopDengue.”

“Not only schoolchildren but also teaching and non-teaching staffs in the educational institutions will be sensitised regarding dengue preventive measures. Apart from the schools, awareness will also be conducted from door to door. Local residents will be asked to keep their respective households clean. Cleanliness in the State Capital will be prioritised keeping in mind the rising number of dengue patients in the city area,” a senior official of the civic body expressed.

In a door-to-door drive named ‘Ghara Ghara Samparka’ which was started on August 10, BMC has so far covered 4,309 households. Mosquito oil is being sprayed and larva breeding spots are being identified and destroyed to contain the spread of dengue, the BMC official added.

It is pertinent to mention, about 1,164 dengue patients have been detected so far, of which 471 were earlier discharged from hospitals after being cured and around 50 are undergoing treatment.

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