Dengue awareness medical camps to be set up in Vizag

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Around 5,000 personnel have undertaken a door to door survey visiting 5.9 Lakh households in Vizag to spread awareness on Vizag. Now, the GVMC authorities have decided to conduct medical camps in the areas where viral fevers are reported the most.

The officials were successful in visiting more than the targetted houses. As they noticed around 31, 600 houses locked during the survey, the survey at the locked houses continued on Monday.

GVMC Commissioner M Harinarayanan said, “The programme was successful and the citizens were educated about the seasonal diseases.”

An official from the GVMC mentioned, “As many as 19,600 mosquito breeding points were identified during the drive, a majority of those inside houses or the nearby areas or on the terraces. The mosquito larvae were destroyed and preventive measures were taken. The survey revealed that despite a series of campaigns, the citizens are yet to be fully aware of the importance of keeping their surroundings clean by regularly checking for water stagnation or emptying the stored water.”

In regards to the medical camp, “Screening tests for malaria and typhoid will be performed at the medical camps. If there are any symptoms of dengue, the preliminary screening will be done at the nearest Chief Minister’s Health Centre. Medicines will also be distributed at the camps,” the GVMC official said.

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