The Coimbatore Corporation has conducted mosquito breeding source
reduction exercise in dengue-prone pockets in all the five zones, an awareness
drive with the help of students in Rathinapuri in Central Zone.
Even as the doctors and urban health nurses went about screening
people, field workers went about looking for breeding sources.
It also gave 'Nilavembu Kashayamr' to the residents, following a
directive from the State Government that the Siddha medicine be given to fight
The civic body imposed fine on engineers at construction sites
and owners of commercial establishments who did not destroy breeding sources.
In Rathinapuri, a dengue-prone pocket, the Corporation conducted medical camp
to screen the area residents for fever and symptoms of dengue.
The sources said that in Rathinapuri and other parts of West
Zone, they spotted construction sites and commercial establishments with
mosquito larvae, destroyed those and also reported the same to higher officials
who imposed fine.
The money collected at West Zone stood at Rs. 5,200. In the West
Zone the fine stood at Rs. 2,500. In the North Zone it was Rs. 15,000. In South
Zone, the health wing officials collected Rs. 2,000 in fine after conducting
similar door-to-door breeding source checking exercise. In all Rs.27, 800 was collected
in fine across the five zones.