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Preparatory work:Municipal commissioners and health officers attending a district-level awareness programme to control spread of dengue fever in Thanjavur on Wednesday. —Photo: B.Velankanni Raj
Preparatory work:Municipal commissioners and health officers attending a district-level awareness programme to control spread of dengue fever in Thanjavur on Wednesday. —Photo: B.Velankanni Raj

K. Baskaran, Collector, has called for an integrated approach among municipal commissioners, health officers, and local body representatives to prevent Dengue fever in the districts.

Presiding over a dengue awareness programme for municipal commissioners and health officers from seven districts held at the municipal council hall here on Wednesday, the Collector said that overhead tanks should be cleaned every 15 days. Chlorination of drinking water should be done properly.

Municipal commissioners should ensure this. Garbage should be removed periodically and drinking water supply should be maintained properly.

The Collector asked the officials to find out the source of mosquitoes that spread dengue and destroy them. As northeast monsoon is about to commence, additional precautions should be taken to prevent spread of water-borne diseases, he said.

Municipal commissioners and municipal health officers from seven districts such as Thanjavur, Tiruchi, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, and Pudukottai took part in the meeting.

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