September 7 : The District Health Office here has launched a ‘search and destroy’ campaign to ward off dengue.
Under the campaign, the mosquitoes are searched and destroyed. Dengue is the mosquito-borne disease. The search and destroy campaign is carried out in the places having mosquitoes as puddle, unused water tanks, worn out tires, drums potholes. Supervisor at the Office, Dev Prakash Ghimire said, that the search and destroy campaign, public awareness rally and sanitation were also conducted in the district in order to avoid the possible dengue menace.
The activities under the campaign were attended civil servants, security persons, social campaigners, volunteers, media persons and commoners. People are informed via public announcement and media about the preventive measures. An awareness programme on dengue was organized today. The State level ministry, hospital, health workers and drug dealers discussed how they could co-operate each other to prevent the disease.
Ten local levels have already launched awareness programmes against the dengue, added Supervisor Ghimire. He further said anyone suspicious of the disease is directed to visit the nearby health facility promptly.