GHMC claims to have formulated a new Surveillance Information Response Analysis (SIRA) to bring down mosquito menace and diseases in a drive where all households, open areas and other breeding sources would be covered once a week.
Additional Commissioner (Health & Sanitation) S. Aleem Basha said that 612 anti-larval teams, each consisting of one field assistant and two field workers, have been pressed into service to identify domestic and other breeding sources for taking up chemical treatment.
Fifty four other teams have been deployed to tackle open breeding sources including open drains, lakes and ponds and five entomological teams were monitoring mosquito densities at weekly intervals at 10 fixed and 10 random locations. Around 45 lakh breeding places were checked and treated for mosquito breeding of which 2,676 were found to have mosquito larvae. He said that special focus was on eliminating mosquito breeding in Musi River with four extra units being deployed in the area in addition to existing three. In the last four weeks, there were no incidences of Dengue or JE reported from any part. Information about these diseases as well as Malaria and Chickungunya was being sourced from all major hospitals and disease hot spots and reasons for occurrence by epidemiological investigations.