Ensure cleanliness to avoid FIR as dengue cases continue to rise in Lucknow – India Today

In a meeting chaired by Lucknow divisional commissioner Mukesh Meshram with officials of the health department and the municipal corporation, it has been decided that multiple teams will be formed to conduct a survey across the district especially of the vacant plots that are filled with garbage and are found to be breeding mosquitoes.

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The Lucknow authorities have decided to penalise people and register FIR against them if larvae, that spreads dengue, is found in their premises during the inspection.

In a meeting chaired by Lucknow divisional commissioner Mukesh Meshram with officials of the health department and the municipal corporation, it has been decided that multiple teams will be formed to conduct a survey across the district especially of the vacant plots that are filled with garbage and are found to be breeding mosquitoes.

The owners of such properties will be penalised. The teams will also sanitise the place where larvae of dengue are found and the owners will be warned to ensure cleanliness in their properties.

A follow up inspection will also be conducted and if larvae spreading dengue is found again then FIR under section 188 (disobedience to order promulgated by public servant) of the IPC will be registered against the owners.

The orders issued by Lucknow divisional commissioner Mukesh Meshram also direct the municipal corporation to clean up drains and collect garbage from the streets within three days.

The municipal corporation will also increase fogging across the district. Banners and posters will also be set up in different parts of the city to aware people of the dengue-prevention measures.

Speaking to India Today TV, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Lucknow district Narendra Agarwal said. “435 cases of dengue have been reported till now. We have no information about any death due to dengue this year. Special wards have been set up for treatment in all government hospitals where best possible treatment is being given.”

Chief medical superintendent (CMS) of the Civil Hospital Dr Ashutosh Dubey said, “Separate wards for male and female patients have been set up. Patients are being treated by expert doctors. People should keep their homes clean. They should avoid water logging. Keeping the body covered and wearing full sleeve shirts is also a good way to prevent mosquito bite.”

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