by Vishnuprasad on  February 4, 2015 at 8:23 PM Indian Health News
Civic Body Conducts Drive Against Mosquito-Breeding Sources
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 dengue.

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.

Source: Medindia

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