The team also conducted drives at the Presidency University and Calcutta University. The drives have been carried out on the eve of World Mosquito Day, which falls on Saturday.
Expressing satisfaction over the maintenance of the three educational institutions, Atin Ghosh, member, Mayor in council (Health) said he had asked the authorities of the Presidency University to clear debris that had been dumped in one corner.
Professor Anuradha Lohia, Vice-Chancellor of Presidency University accompanied the KMC team and inspected the university premises.
“The campus has been maintained beautifully. There is no garbage. The debris will be cleared. Some bamboos have been kept and they will be removed as dengue larvae are found in the water that get accumulated inside the bamboo.” Ghosh said that the students of Hare School and Presidency University had launched awareness campaigns and posters had been put up.
“It is very encouraging to see that the students have launched the campaign. We want the students to come forward and take the leading role in launching anti dengue and malaria campaign.”
Ghosh said the KMC had launched massive awareness campaign and health workers were visiting every locality requesting people to clean the containers where water was kept at least once a week.
The KMC clinics are open from 10 am to 4 pm and blood samples are examined and medicines are given free of cost.
“Though the dosages prescribed by the doctors are recommended by WHO, many people refuse to go to KMC clinics just because blood is examined and medicines are given free of cost,” Ghosh regretted.
He urged people to go to the KMC clinics and examined their blood if they were found to be suffering from fever. The KMC also proposes to keep its two dengue detection centres open day and night from September.