Cases of vector borne diseases, particularly dengue cases, are on the rise in the district even as the government wings concerned are engaged in anti-larval operations to contain the mosquito menace, the potential health hazard.

According to sources, more than 30 confirmed dengue cases have been reported from across the district, including two in Khammam town, in the last few weeks.

Many of these dengue cases have been reported from Kamepalli, Karepalli, Julurupadu, Bhadrachalam, and a few other mandals.

The sentinel centre at the district headquarters hospital, which has the Mac-Elisa facility, has been witnessing a steady stream of patients with suspected dengue symptoms.

Meanwhile, a two-day training programme for medical officers and field functionaries of the health and allied government departments began in Bhadrachalam on Tuesday.

According to sources, senior officials of the Medical and Health Department, Malaria Control, and Entomology wings were present.

The programme is being organised to ensure effective implementation of various vector control initiatives with inter-departmental approach.

More than 30 cases, including two in Khammam town, have been confirmed in the last few weeks