Spread awareness on vector-borne diseases

Spread awareness on vector-borne diseasesDistrict Collector S Satyanarayana participating in a review meeting with officials in Kurnool on Tuesday
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District Collector S Satyanarayana has instructed the officials concerned to initiate necessary steps to control mosquito menace in a review meeting held with the district officials here on Tuesday.

Kurnool: District Collector S Satyanarayana has instructed the officials concerned to initiate necessary steps to control mosquito menace in a review meeting held with the district officials here on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Collector said that there will be possibility of an outbreak of diseases like malaria, dengue and chikungunya with mosquito bites.

Keeping surroundings clean is the only solution to stop spreading of vector-borne diseases, he informed the officials. He directed them to educate people about the precautionary measures like not consuming contaminated food, observing every Friday as dry day, cleaning water tanks regularly and not to drink polluted water.

The Collector further said water need to be chlorinated and utensils in which water is being stored must be kept under sunlight for a while before filling them with water. He informed the municipal commissioner to ensure the pigs are driven out of the city. He directed district officials to maintain cleanliness in all villages and towns. DMHO Dr JVRK Prasad, District Malaria Officer Nuka Raju, DRO Venkatesam and other officials were present.

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