Jalandhar, September 6, 2019 : The anti-larva cell of the health department on Thursday detected 28 dengue larva cases in five places of the city during its drive against the vector-borne diseases under Tandarust Punjab Mission.
Separate teams of anti-larva cell led by Mr Jaswinder Singh, Mr Harwinder Singh, Mr Bikramjeet, Mr Gurwinder Singh, Mr Aman, Mr Sher Singh, Mr Pawan Kumar, Mr Jagjit Singh, Mr Amit and others carried out special checking in Safipur, Sanjay Gandhi Nagar, Ekta Nagar, Durga Colony, Bhoor Mandi, Chintapurni Mohalla, Katehra Mohalla and Chak Hussaina.
The teams visited 445 houses covered the population of 1862 and checked 197 desert coolers and 487 waste containers.
Moreover, the five anti-larva teams of the health department are continued to carry out spray of larvicide on stagnant water and drains in flood-affected villages of Lohian Khas block of Shahkot sub-division.
Members of teams 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.