Jammu: Waking up to the rising Dengue cases in Jammu City, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) today started thermal fogging drive in the city under which entire city will be covered as per the calendar devised by the corporation.
The drive, launched in collaboration with Malaria wing of health department, was today started from Town Hall Complex of Jammu Municipal Corporation.
Gangyal, Digiana, Nanak Nagar, Trikuta Nagar and adjoining areas were covered today under thermal fogging drive.
The spokesman said that drive was started by Rajesh Sharma, Joint Commissioner (Admn), JMC, in presence of Ranjit Singh, secretary JMC, Joint Commissioner (W), Kushal Chand, Chief Enforcement Officer (CEO), Rajesh Gupta and Chief Transport Officer (CTO), Talat Mahmood Khan.
The Corporation has devised a calendar for the fogging to cover the whole city. The drive is launched to bring down the vector density of adult mosquitoes and to reduce impending danger of spread of mosquito born diseases.
The JMC also issued an advisory as per which general public, especially the old age and those allergic to smoke/asthmatics, have been requested to remain indoors during thermal fogging.
The JMC also requested the people to follow the preventive measures like staying in well-screened houses, wearing protective clothes, using mosquito repellents and nets and reducing mosquito habitats and breeding places.