KHAMMAM: Khammam district’s medical and health department is gearing up for the monsoons ahead keeping in view the outbreak of vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria, and viral fevers. Officials have recorded as many as 38 cases of dengue in the district since January 1.
As of now, the officials concerned have identified as many as 353 affected villages in the district and are planning to conduct medical camps, surveys, and are also planning to set up health clubs to monitor the cases.
It may be recalled here that last year as many as 24 dengue deaths were reported from Khammam district.
Anti-larva operation and IRS spraying has already been taken up in all the villages of the district. Sanitation teams with local officials from different departments have been formed and these teams would create awareness among the villagers about ways by which fever can be prevented.
The officials have also identified breeding places of mosquitoes and are now focusing on and water stagnation spots. Khammam district malaria officer Dr A Rambabu has said that spraying has been completed in 860 villages in Khammam district. “We are motivating people to observe dry day as stagnant water becomes breeding ground for mosquitoes,” he said.