District administration is also making adequate arrangements to prevent dengue, malaria and chikungunya besides rain diseases. Health Department has been directed to constitute teams, the district residents are being requested to use caution. Disclosing this here, Mrs. Isha Kalia, Deputy Commissioner said that teams of Health Department headed by Assistant Commissioner (R) Randeep Singh Heer have been constituted which are focusing on the affected areas,where the cases of dengue last year were revealed. She said that under the ‘Mission Tandrust Punjab’, a special campaign is being organized to prevent dengue, malaria and chikungunia.
Mrs Isha Kalia said that in the monsoon season two types of diseases which spread from water and and mosquitoes. She said that it is in order to protect water borne diseases such as cholera, jaundice, typhoid, dysentery, etc. Is to keep the surroundings clean and to drink water after boiling.
Deputy Commissioner said that mosquito-borne diseases are Malaria, Dengue and Chickengunia etc. She said that more information about these diseases can be found by downloading free ‘Dengue Free Punjab’ app at the Google Play Store besides the Health Centers. She told that the test and treatment of dengue and chickenpox is made free in government hospitals. She told that dengue and chickengunia spread through a mosquito called Aedes. She told that high fever, headache, muscle aches, rashes on the skin, back pain in the eyes, bleeding gums and nose bleeding are the main symptoms of dengue. She told that cold fever, high fever and headache, fatigue and weakness after fever, besides sweating of the body are symptoms of malaria fever.
Deputy Commissioner said that the use of precautions for the prevention of these diseases is very important. He told coolers and water trays should be cleaned once a week, wear clothes that cover the body, use a mosquito net, mosquito repellent creams. Do not keep, broken utensils, dresses and tires etc. open. She told that intake of water and fluids should be increased, but do not take aspirin and brufen when there is a fever, but immediately contact nearest government hospital or health center. Mrs Esha Kalia said that in malaria fever, female anopheles mosquito cut in the morning and night and these mosquitoes are produced in water. Mrs Isha Kalia said that the government employees and the general public should ensure that the dry days are celebrated every week. On these days, the government offices, home coolers, refrigerator trains, drinking water utensils for birds,should be kept dry to prevent the spread of these diseases.