Mysuru, December 19:- “The Department of Health aims to make Mysuru district free from dengue and chikungunya by 2020 and this can be achieved only by the co-operation of the public,” said Hunsur taluk health officer Dr Keerthikumar.
He was speaking after releasing pamphlets at the Dengue and Chikungunya awareness programme organised by the Health Department at Muneshwar Kaval Grounds in Hunsur on Wednesday.
“Contagious diseases are rising these days. To get rid of this, department officials are visiting every street, ward and houses to ensure sanitation. Along with this, they are taking steps to create awareness among the public,” he added.
“Public should take precautions not to let stagnant water in their surroundings. Steps should be taken to keep water flowing smoothly in the drainages and sewage. It is necessary to replace the air cooler water at least once a week,” he said. He appealed to the public to co-operate with the health officials who visit houses for health survey by providing appropriate information which will be a great help in disease control.
“Public should leave the attitude that the department is responsible for maintaining cleanliness. It is every individual’s responsibility to maintain cleanliness for the health of all,” said Tahsildar IE Basavaraju.
Senior health inspector Shivananju, Block health education officer Mahadev, CDPO department supervisor Sumangala and others were present. (MR/KS)