Vijayawada

30 dengue hot spots identified in Krishna district: Collector

‘Though number of reported cases falling, more remains to be done’

Collector A.Md. Imtiaz has said 31 cases of dengue had been reported in the district this year and 30 dengue hot spots had been identified across the district.

At a press conference here, Mr. Imtiaz released a poster on dengue awareness on National Dengue Day on Thursday.

He said in the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation limits, 10 hot spots had been identified and in Vissannapeta three were identified. Other hot spots have been identified in Gannavaram, Musunuru, Penamaluru, Avanigadda, Pedana, Koduru, Gudlavalleru, Agiripalli, Thotlavalluru, Buchavaram, Nandigama, Guduru and Pedaparupudi.

Stating that though the number of reported cases had come down more work needed to be done, Mr. Imtiaz said 102 cases were reported in 2018, 142 in 2017 and 399 in 2016.

He said civic bodies and district health departments were taking measures to prevent the spread of the virus and breeding of mosquitoes that cause the disease.

Free test

District Medical and Health Officer I. Ramesh said dengue diagnosis was available at the Government General Hospital in Vijayawada, the district hospital in Machilipatnam and all public health centres for free.

He asked people not to rely on private hospitals for dengue tests and said there would be action against hospitals that create a dengue scare.

District Malaria Officer Adinarayana and VMC Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. K. Arjun Rao were among those present.

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