Jalandhar, August 03, 2019: The anti-larva cell of the health department on Saturday detected 23 dengue larva cases in nine places of the city during its drive against the vector-borne diseases under Tandarust Punjab Mission.
Separate teams of anti-larva cell led by Gurwinder Singh, Amit Kumar, Shakti Gopal, Sher Singh, Kamaldeep, Sanjeev Kumar, Jaswinder Singh, Sarbjeet, Amit Kumar, Raj Kumar and David Masih carried out special checking in Basti Guzan, Rama Mandi, Joginder Nagar, Subash Nagar, Sheetal Nagar, Surjit Nagar, Defense Colony, Bhargo Camp and Guru Gobind Singh Stadium.
The teams visited 388 houses, covered the population of 1628, and checked 182 desert coolers and 584 waste containers.
The teams also found five larva cases respectively in Sheetal Nagar, Bhargo Camp, four in Surjit Nagar, three cases in Rama Mandi, two cases in Basti Guzan, Defense Colony, and Subash Nagar,
The teams’ members told the residents that the desert coolers, containers could act as a breeding ground for the mosquitoes to spread diseases like dengue, malaria, and others. They said that the drive was aimed at identifying vulnerable places for producing the larva of mosquitoes.
They said that the special inspection was a part of the drive under ‘Tandarust Punjab’s mission to ensure that vector-borne diseases were checked well in advance.