Bhadrapur –The local levels in Jhapa have initiated campaign for the prevention and control of dengue. Many people in the district suffered from dengue at around this time last year and the local levels have started campaign to fight this disease in time this year fearing a similar outbreak.
The health offices at all the municipalities have initiated the campaign at every ward of the municipality, with the health workers and the local people’s representatives destroying the dengue-transmitting mosquito larvae. They are also cleaning the drains and poodles where the mosquito breeds.
This campaign has been initiated in Bhadrapur, Damak, Birtamod, Arjundhara and Mechinagar municipalities and in Kamal and Buddha Shanti rural municipalities. Four dengue patients were found in Mechinagar municipality. They are now free of the disease after treatment, it is stated.
Last year, 500 people had suffered from this disease in the district. Dengue is seen mostly from September to October. ---