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Kathmandu metropolis urges citizens to take preventive measures against Dengue


02 June 2024  

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KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has advised citizens to take precautionary measures against dengue fever.

With temperatures rising and the monsoon season approaching, the local government has cautioned residents about the heightened risk of dengue.

According to the advisory, the proliferation of mosquito larvae is expected to increase with the onset of rainfall, further amplifying the risk of infection.

Sajina Maharjan, the acting chief of the Kathmandu Metropolis Health Department, stated that although there have been no reported cases of dengue in the city thus far, the local government is concerned about a potential outbreak during the rainy season.

Regular cleaning is being carried out at the ward level to mitigate the risk, Maharjan added.

In preparation for potential outbreaks, the local government has ensured the availability of essential supplies such as cetamol and Jeevan Jal for those affected by dengue.

These supplies will be coordinated through health promotion centers at the ward level.

Additionally, teams comprising center employees, volunteers, and sanitation workers are actively identifying and cleaning areas with accumulated water, which serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

The local government also plans to undertake bio-larvicide spraying activities if deemed necessary to combat the spread of dengue infection.

 

Publish Date : 02 June 2024 14:26 PM

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