Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Bhopal Launches Campaign to Spread Awareness about Dengue

Minister for Public Relations PC Sharma launched the campaign and expressed hope that people in large numbers will join the programme to make it successful.

Trending Desk

Updated:September 26, 2019, 3:05 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Bhopal Launches Campaign to Spread Awareness about Dengue
A woman and her two daughters cross a road after a health worker fumigates a residential area. (Image for representation)

The Madhya Pradesh government has launched a public campaign in Bhopal aiming to spread awareness about mosquitoes amid surging cases of dengue in the state.

Minister for Public Relations PC Sharma launched the campaign and expressed hope that people in large numbers will join the programme to make it successful.

Residents participated in the rally holding placards on prevention of dengue. The Minister also instructed the Zonal Officer to construct a drainage system as a permanent solution to the sewage problem of the residents of Ambedkar Nagar (Kotra).

The situation has been grim in Bhopal due to incessant rainfall. The rains have led to stagnant water in most residential colonies and public places, resulting in the spurt of mosquito-borne diseases, especially dengue and malaria this September.

In the first three weeks of September, over 200 people have been diagnosed with the deadly fever of dengue. In fact, 325 people have tested positive for dengue in Bhopal, where as 11 new cases were reported on Monday in the last week of September.

“There are no specific areas as patients have been found across the city. Still, areas along BHEL and the satellite colonies and Ayodhya Bypass locality are the new locations of vector sting,” District malaria officer (DMO), Dr Akhilesh Dubey told The Times of India.

The last case of dengue in Semra was reported on September 20. In the year 2019, dengue sting has been harsher compared to previous years. Last year, by September end, 90 people had tested positive for dengue and about 50 diagnosed with chikungunya.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results