GHMC intensifies fogging operations

Sat 24 Aug 2019, 11:57:39
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has intensified fogging and spraying operations in schools and different parts of the city here on Friday.

The GHMC Commissioner, M Dana Kishore during a review meeting on vector and water borne diseases with the DMHOs of Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and Medchal districts, enquired about the status of various seasonal ailments such as Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya, etc., this season and instructed them to conduct 200 health camps by August 26 or 27. Of the target of 500 health camps for August, 300 health camps have already been conducted.

The DMHOs informed the Commissioner that special desks were provided to look after the

seasonal diseases and the timings of outpatient period has been extended up to 4 pm. These special desks are manned by a team of medical officers headed by a general physician and while six of these desks were set up in Gandhi Hospital, five were operational in Osmania General Hospital.

The Commissioner instructed the DMHOs to conduct another 695 health camps by September 15 and create awareness on the implementation of Friday Dry Day by distributing pamphlets and door stickers. He wanted private hospitals to be involved for conducting health camps in local areas and also associate with organisations such as Lion’s Club and Rotary Club.

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