Jalandhar, August 4(STN)– Municipal Corporation Commissioner Abhijeet Kaplish on Friday kick-started anti-dengue campaign in the city by personally visiting people’s homes to spread awareness about vector borne disease.
Leading the drive from front, Kaplish went to Abadpura, Ranjeet Avenue, Garha localities and visited many houses to check larvae himself. Three challans in Ranjeet Nagar and notices were issued by his team in Garha. He urged the residents to inspect their homes regularly for any possible sources of stagnant clean water that can lead to the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes, which spread vector-borne diseases. He said that tyres, flower pots, fridge trays, and other water containers were possible breeding grounds of these mosquitoes.
“If people spend a few minutes daily to check stagnant water in their houses, they will save themselves and others from dengue”, added the MC Commissioner.
Appealing the residents to join the anti-dengue drive of Municipal Corporation, Kaplish said that residents must devote few minutes everyday to check for any stagnant water in their houses as it is the responsibility of every Jalandhar resident to take care of every small thing and save Jalandhar from dengue. Later, he also planted a sapling in a park.
Apart from the MC Commissioner, Additional MC Commissioner, Joint Municipal Commissioner, Superintendent and Executive Engineers, Junior Engineers, SDOs and other heads of various branches also remained in the field and surveyed their designated areas.