The Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra on Saturday issued advisory to all the concerned departments to brace up their activities in advance to combat the potential dengue outbreak in rainy season. The Health Minister has also issued instructions to 11 different departments who are supposed to do specific preliminary arrangements and generate awareness among folks to curb dengue menace in the state.An official spokesperson of the Health Department said that the Minister gauging the seriousness of this issues has also convened a inter-departmental meeting of these 11 department on July 24 ,to review preparedness of concerned departments to prevent and combat dengue in the State. The Administrative Secretaries of the 11 departments concerned have been called at the meeting. Mohindra informed that the Department of Health was concerned with entomological surveillance in order to check the breeding of mosquitoes and Department of Local Government has to ensure challaning of the offenders and to ensure spraying and fogging in the areas to prevent the disease.It is the prime responsibility of the Municipal Committees and urban local bodies to ensure that the approved insecticides are procured before the season and spraying is done in all the urban towns from where majority cases of dengue and chikungunya are being reported.Department of Health has procured the testing kits for dengue and chikungunya well in advance and testing of these diseases will be done free of cost in government hospitals.
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