BANGALORE: With Mysore City witnessing a sudden outbreak of Jaundice and other water borne diseases, the Bangalore City Corporation has all reasons to worry. To prevent further damage and attacks from the opposition due to health hazards owing to soaring temperatures, the City Corporation has finally commenced its door to door campaign.
The temperature shooting up in the city followed by mounting heat wave conditions has left many hapless citizens complaining of dehydration and being prone to water borne diseases. However, no major case of an outbreak has been reported so for, stated Geetha Shashikumar, Standing Committee Chairman for health in Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike.
The BBMP on the other hand is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the heat wave does not do much damage. Likewise, city doctors have already been advising citizens to stay indoors especially during peak hours and keep themselves well hydrated. Taking the leaf out of that, even the BBMP is doing the same and has gone an extra mile.
“We are doing a door to door campaign in all the 198 BBMP wards. We have deputed four BBMP representatives in all wards. All the District Health Officers and Chief Heath Officers will spread awareness and educate the public about the possibility of the outbreak of water borne diseases and the importance of consuming clean water.
Hand bills will be given and banners on health check up will also be put up in all wards,” stressed Geetha Sashikumar.
Corroborating to the chairman’s statement District Health Officer Dr Suresh said, “The grim situation of major health hazard is staring at us. Hence, we are keeping all health inspectors in the loop, and we have also advised them to keep a track of all cases with summer diseases at all the city hospitals.