Lower attributed to collection of actions, efficient surveillance taken up by the GHMC
Hyderabad: The variety of dengue and malaria instances this yr have dipped within the Better Hyderabad Municipal Company (GHMC) limits when in comparison with earlier yr.
This yr, since January, 56 instances of dengue have been reported as towards 144 throughout the identical interval final yr i.e., January-July 2020. Additionally, just one case of malaria had been reported this yr as far as towards three instances throughout the identical interval.
The lower within the variety of vector borne illnesses within the metropolis might be attributed to a collection of actions and efficient surveillance taken up by the GHMC to regulate mosquito breeding and unfold of vector borne illnesses, officers identified.
A collection of actions taken up by the civic physique included identification of illness sizzling spots and mapping them, spraying larvicides utilizing drones and putting in Mosquet machines.
The GHMC additionally put in six mosquito lure machines, one in every zone to determine mosquito density and determine the species. Primarily based on the info, data, schooling and communication (IEC) campaigns, anti-larval actions and fogging have been being taken up.
One other measure which yielded outcomes is the weekly anti-larval operations, officers mentioned. As part of the train, on a mean 3,000 to three,500 homes have been being recognized each week as susceptible places for mosquito breeding and these clusters have been handled with larvicides. The weekly programme is being taken up by 642 groups.
The elimination of water hyacinth, utilizing Web of issues (IOT) gadgets to enhance the effectivity of fogging machines are among the many different measures.
In the meantime, a complete of 18 groups with 54 employees have been engaged for anti-larval operations in river Musi, from Attapur to Chaderghat bridge. The civic physique officers mentioned efforts can be intensified within the coming days.
Tenders course of had been accomplished for elimination of water hyacinth and upkeep of 39 lakes within the GHMC limits for 3 years, mentioned Ram Babu, chief entomologist of GHMC. “Plans are additionally underway to obtain extra drones and improve the variety of mosquito lure machines,” he added.
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