Dengue control efforts prove effective; no new case reported in Bhopal
BHOPAL: The regional control room and the treatment
centre are functioning effectively to control dengue in the capital city of
Madhya Pradesh. Doctors and health staff posted here are also apprising people
about ways to prevent the disease.
On Tuesday Principal Secretary Health Praveer Krishna
inspected government health centre at Govindpura. In-charge of the control room
Dr Manjulata Agrawal informed that 40 ASHA workers and 40 health workers are
working continuously in 7 localities of Semra, Narayan Nagar, Bag Sewaniya,
Purani Basti, Rachna Nagar, Saket Nagar, Subhash Nagar and Avadhpuri of the
city. A number of public representatives have also joined hands in apprising
people about preventive measures.
No new dengue case has surfaced in these areas during
last 3 days. People in a number of wards are flushing out stagnant water from
roofs, flowerpots, coolers, overhead tanks and other containers as a
The Principal Secretary congratulated workers of the
centre for public awareness efforts made by them. He also gave away BP monitors
to ASHA workers. Dr Sonal Saxena of Govindpura Dengue Call Centre and District
AYUSH Officer Dr. Arun Tiwari informed that people of the area are also
exercising maximum caution apart from flushing out stagnant water. The
Principal Secretary exhorted workers to give message of cleaning houses and
surroundings on the occasion of Diwali.
The Principal Secretary also visited BHEL area’s
Piplani dairy locality today. ASHA worker Arti Sonwane informed that families
in this area have overcome apprehension of dengue and malaria by keeping water
Local resident Mamta Bharti informed that people of
entire locality have resolved not to let garbage pile up near houses. People
rush patients to government health centre as soon as they detect symptoms of
It is the result of awareness drive that cases of
dengue and malaria have reduced to a great extent. About 2000 municipal
corporation employees, 12 campaign vehicles and over 400 ASHA workers are
providing useful service continuously.
Eight teams are working in Kolar and others in Ishwar
Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Char Imli and TT Nagar. About 3000 officers and employees
and health workers are doing this duty. Round-the-clock treatment facilities
are being provided at government hospitals.