‘Community effort must to curb dengue’

(Rahnuma):  Monsoon and the low temperatures have galvanised the health and municipal machinery into launching a slew of measures to curb vector-borne ailments. However, public health experts here have pointed out that the monsoon action plans would succeed only when there is wholehearted involvement of the community.

Between June and August, the city has seen more than 500 cases of dengue and even more cases of malaria which clearly is a reflection that vector control measures will be only effective when there is a deeper involvement of households and individuals in the fight against seasonal ailments.

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