In the wake of the apprehensions over the spreading of dengue fever during the monsoon, the State Government has asked the District Administration to carry out intense epidemic prevention drive.
Accordingly, on Friday and July 4, dry days will be observed in the district.
The District Administration has asked the schools and other educational institutions, public and private offices, private agencies, hospitals and business organisations in the district to observe the dry day.
The authorities have urged the heads of the educational institutions and other organisations to carry out the necessary preventive measures between
12 noon and 1 pm. Waste materials accumulated on the premises of the institutions should be removed and areas where water gets accumulated should be cleaned up.
Meanwhile, the District Medical Officer said that in the wake of increasing number of dengue cases, a mosquito eradication programme will be launched in the district with the help of respective local bodies and the Health Department.
Awareness campaign on hygiene will be imparted to the residents with the help of health officials, Anganawady and Asha workers. The officer said if the residents failed to clear the unhygienic sources, which are the breeding ground of mosquitoes, even after the awareness campaign, stringent actions will be taken against them.
During the dry day, the public is urged to clean the unhygienic drains on their premises along with other water reservoirs. They are also instructed to make sure that water does not pool on their premises, not even on tyres, flower pots, coconut shells, which can even be the sources for mosquito breeding. Expired sanitary wares, tyre and electronic equipment, water tanks and fish tanks should be destroyed. The authorities have also instructed the residents to breed fishes like guppy which eat larvae on their fish tanks.
The District Medical Officer also instructed all the heads of the organisations to make sure that the dry day is observed on the respective dates and to make sure that they have implemented all the recommended suggestions for the dry day.