Bypass belt, Narkeldanga under dengue control in Kolkata

Kolkata Municipal Corporation has been given task of sending vector control crews to new areas . The disease is now widespread in large parts of Kasba and Garfa after we launched an aggressive fight against dengue in those areas .

KOLKATA, India (KMC): Following the struggle to eradicate dengue in specific areas of the city, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has now been given the task of sending its vector control crews to new areas where dengue cases have risen.According to a KMC health department official, the public bodies now concentrate on a number of areas off the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass.The disease is now widespread in large parts of Kasba and Garfa, after we launched an aggressive fight against dengue in those areas.According to a civic official, cases are now on the rise in Bansdroni, Garia, Baghajatin, among other areas under the Tollygunge-Jadavpur belt, after taking a toll on areas of Haridevpur and Kudghat.

Atin Ghosh, the deputy mayor, held a meeting on Friday and directed government health authorities to limit the use of drones for searching for mosquito breeding grounds and spraying of chemicals for larval destruction.A number of councillors in the city are calling for a dengue prevention initiative.We don't want to misuse it, however.Drones will be used only inaccessible areas, according to Ghosh.

According to a KMC health official, this is accelerating dengue outbreak in areas such as Chetla, Alipore, New Alipore, and Tollygunge.