Do not panic over dengue, follow dos & don'ts
Kolkata: Mayor Sovan Chatterjee urged people not to panic over dengue and follow the dos and don'ts issued by the civic authorities.
Talking to newsmen at KMC headquarters on SN Banerjee Road on Monday, Chatterjee said the civic authorities have left no stone unturned to check the spread of the disease. The health workers are spraying anti-larvae oil throughout the year and are visiting every household to ensure that the covers of overhead tanks and underground reservoirs are in order.
Notices have been served to the owners if garbage is found inside the premises. "But these steps are not enough. We seek cooperation of people to check spread of the disease. The residents should follow the dos and don'ts issued by KMC. They should sleep under mosquito nets and clean the containers that are used to store water. Flower vases should be cleaned once a week. Once the civic authorities and the residents cooperate, then it will be possible to check the spread of the disease.
Meanwhile, the KMC will sit with the officials of Central government establishments on November 9. Senior officials of Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Metro Railway and other organisations will meet their counterparts in KMC at the headquarters to find out more effective ways and means to combat spread of the disease.
Asked to comment on the Left Front agitation over dengue, Chatterjee said: "When KMC was under their control, they did nothing. Now, KMC has 15 dengue detection centres where blood samples are examined free of cost and medicines are given. We have health units in all the 144 wards. Instead of holding rallies, they should cooperate with KMC to combat spread of the disease."
Chatterjee on Sunday led a drive against dengue and oversaw the work carried out by KMC workers.