The Deputy Commissioner of Mohali has issued a plea to both residents and officials to take swift action to curb the escalating spread of dengue fever in the region.
According to the Deputy Commissioner, Aashika Jain, a concerning total of 41 dengue cases have already been recorded this month. Out of these cases, 33 have emerged in urban areas, while the remaining cases are from rural regions.
Emphasizing the urgency of the situation, the Deputy Commissioner stressed that the present moment presents an opportune time to proactively combat the proliferation of dengue by employing larvicidal measures, fumigation, fogging, and educating citizens on the importance of eliminating stagnant water in their flower pots and refrigerator trays.
Directing various officials including ADCs, SDMs, EOs, BDPOs, and SMOs, the Deputy Commissioner has requested them to actively engage in awareness campaigns every Friday. This involves sensitizing the public about dengue and effective strategies to prevent its transmission. The steadily rising number of dengue cases is causing alarm, and the Deputy Commissioner has underscored the significance of promptly escalating efforts for awareness and prevention in the field.
Providing a breakdown of the dengue cases in urban areas, Jain revealed that Kharar has registered the highest count with 17 cases, followed by Mohali with 11 cases. Zirakpur ranks third with three cases, while Dera Bassi has reported two cases. In the rural sector, Gharuan has reported six cases, and both Boothgarh and Golumajra have documented one case each.
Jain has called upon residents, particularly those in urban zones, to adopt a regular practice of eliminating stagnant water from their coolers, refrigerator trays, and flower pots every Friday, which can be designated as a “Dry Day” for this purpose. She also urged residents to take the initiative in educating their neighbors about dengue and the crucial methods of prevention.