Door-to-door campaign to preventspread of dengue in the city
As part of anti-mosquito operations undertaken to prevent spread of dengue, members of Salem City Municipal Corporation’s health team went on a door-to-campaign in all the 60 wards here on Wednesday.
The special team, formed by the corporation, comprises doctors, sanitary workers, self-help group and members of non-governmental organisation, informed people to keep water storage containers closed so as to prevent breeding of mosquitoes.
The team also asked the people to clear rain stagnated waters in unused tyres and at other places. Bleaching powders was also provided to the people to maintain sanitation. They also informed people about the necessity of approaching the nearest hospitals if symptoms of dengue were found and to undergo treatment.
Mayor S. Soundappan inspected the team’s campaign in Ward 57 in Kondalampatti Zone and sought cooperation from the people to prevent dengue outbreak.
A total of 60 teams, one for each ward, were involved in the campaign from November 1.
Commissioner M. Ashokan, Deputy Mayor N. Natesan, City Health Officer S. Porkodi, Zone Chairman M. Shanmugam, Assistant Commissioners, Sanitary Inspectors and others participated.