Massive clean-up drive taken up in Khammam
KHAMMAM: The Medical and Health Department and NGOs organised a rally in the town on Friday involving the general public as part of the sustained campaign against dengue and its source - the tiger mosquito.
Municipal Chairperson Afroze Sameena, who flagged off the rally, said a massive clean-up drive was taken up in the town covering almost every locality.
Call to people
She wanted the cooperation of all sections of people for making the campaign a great success.
She said every step was being taken to develop Khammam into a mosquito-free town.
She wanted non-governmental organisations to play a greater role in the eradication of mosquitoes.
Officials take part
The rally, which started from the pavilion ground, passed through the Wyra Road and other major thoroughfares in the town.
District Medical and Health Officer Chakra Rao and Municipal Commissioner U. Venkataramaiah and a host of other officials and non-officials took part in the rally. Nursing students and volunteers of the NGOs participated in big numbers with placards and banners.
Similar rallies were organised in other towns and mandal centres in the district as part of the fortnight-long campaign against dengue fever.