Punjab

District administration starts massive fogging drive in flood-hit areas

Punjab Tribune Bureau | August 24, 2019 05:35 PM

Six fogging machines to cover villages on boats  

 JALANDHAR:- To keep check on the spread of water-borne disease in the flood-hit villages, the district administration on Saturday started fogging drive in these areas with six fogging machines in the affected areas.

Divulging the details, the deputy commissioner Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma said that as the water has started receding in these areas, fogging was must to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes in these villages.

He said that the fogging will be carried out into the villages including Jania, Jania Chahal, Mehrajwala, Gatti Raipur, Mandi Kasu, Mandala Channa, Mundi Sheriyan, Mandi Kaalu, Gata Mandi Kasu, Mandala, Naseerpur and others.

 

Mr Sharma said that the portable machines will be taken on the boats to the areas still inundated with water to control the any kind of vector-borne diseases as in the medical camps, the people are also being examined and cases of diarrhoea, fever, throat infections and skin problems are being reported.

He told that the already the health teams are visiting house to house on boats and medicines are being given to the affected people.

He added Joint deputy director local government has been appointed as in-charge of the fogging drive to ensure coverage of all villages.

He said that the district administration is committed to provide the relief to the flood-affected people in this hour of crisis. 

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