Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Orders Immediate Destruction of Mosquito Breeding Sites to Combat Dengue and Insect-Borne Diseases

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Orders Immediate Destruction of Mosquito Breeding Sites to Combat Dengue and Insect-Borne Diseases

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Orders Immediate Destruction of Mosquito Breeding Sites to Combat Dengue and Insect-Borne Diseases

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Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Singh has instructed concerned officials to inspect all establishments, including industrial, construction sites, offices, residential societies, homes, and commercial shops, to immediately eliminate mosquito breeding sites. Additionally, punitive action should be taken against the owners and responsible parties of places where mosquito larvae are found.

In a meeting held at the main administrative building of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) in Pimpri, Commissioner Shekhar Singh discussed the ongoing and planned measures to prevent the spread of dengue and insect-borne diseases. The meeting was attended by Additional Commissioner Vijaykumar Khorate, Health Medical Officer Dr. Laxman Gophane, Additional Health Medical Officer Abhaychandra Dadewar, Deputy Commissioners Anna Bodde, Rajesh Agale, Regional Officers Sucheta Pansare, Amit Pandit, Ajinkya Yele, Dr. Ankush Jadhav, Sitaram Bahure, Health Executive Officer Ganesh Deshpande, and other medical officers and relevant staff.

Awareness campaigns about dengue and insect-borne diseases should be conducted in private schools, colleges, construction sites, various private clinics and hospitals, slum areas, administrative offices, and urban health centers within the municipal area. To effectively implement the city’s dengue and malaria prevention campaign, measures such as releasing guppy fish in clean water, surveying containers in citizens’ homes, and conducting regular inspections at workplaces should be undertaken. Mosquitoes breed in containers filled with clean water inside and outside homes, including flower pots, money plants, and refrigerator drip pans. Therefore, preventive measures should be communicated to the citizens of the city through social media or other media outlets.

To effectively conduct the dengue prevention campaign by regional office teams, inspections should be carried out at private establishments, construction sites, open grounds, various city parks, scrap yards, or other large shops, hotels, and restaurants. Punitive action should be taken against those responsible for mosquito breeding sites. Local representatives, city artists, and famous athletes should be included in the dengue awareness action plan by creating video clips for dissemination through the municipality’s official social media handles. Posters, banners, flyers, and pamphlets should be distributed to inform people about dengue prevention measures, as per the instructions of Commissioner Shekhar Singh.

During the meeting, Health Medical Officer Dr. Laxman Gophane provided detailed information about the dengue awareness action plan. The plan includes weekly initiatives such as awareness campaigns in all municipal and private hospitals, inspections of sites inside and outside hospitals, pamphlet distribution, video conferencing meetings, awareness in all government and private offices, street plays, organizing camps, awareness campaigns in all government and private schools, dengue awareness videos/audio clips, inspection of breeding sites, pamphlet distribution, poster competitions, lectures, school rallies, and involvement of Ganesh Mandals, NGOs, and senior citizen forums.

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