Pune And PCMC Among 12 Civic Bodies In State Directed To Appoint ‘Breeding Site Checkers’ To Inspect Houses Amid Rise In Dengue Cases In Maharashtra

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Pune 5th August 2023: The state health department has reported an increase in the number of dengue cases in the last few days. Though the situation is not alarming yet but the surveillance activity has been increased by the health department in the affected districts. To target the breeding sites with an intent to reduce the number of cases, the health department has directed 12 municipal corporations in the state to appoint ‘Breeding Site Checkers’ to inspect houses in the civic body’s jurisdictions.

According to reports, the 12 municipal corporations include Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Nashik, Solapur, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Kalyan, Dhule, Amravati and Chandrapur. These municipal corporations have been directed to appoint 25 such workers each and a total of around 200 houses should be inspected by them every day to check breeding sites in the municipal corporation jurisdictions.

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The health officials across the state are already conducting container surveys to find breeding sites while this will be an additional initiative to increase the surveillance. According to the official data, a total of 26,470 fever cases have been reported between January and July this year while 3,164 of them were confirmed with dengue infection.

Highest number of case have been reported from Mumbai as 1,115 cases have been reported from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation limits while 33 cases are reported from Pune and 30 cases have been reported from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation.


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