Dengue control measures intensified in Salem

Following widespread rain in the recent past, the Salem Corporation has intensified dengue control measures in the city.

Special teams of the Corporation have been visiting residential localities, apartments, automobile workshops, markets, etc., to create awareness on prevention of water stagnation. The Corporation staff are also engaged in spraying anti-larval chemicals in water storage containers, and removing unused tyres, plastic wastes, coconut shells, broken pots to prevent stagnation of rainwater.

A press release from R. Sadheesh, Corporation Commissioner, said that the owners of vacant plots should take steps to remove stagnated water, garbage, bushes, solid wastes, coconut shells, broken plastic articles with immediate effect. Owners of lodges, tea stalls, commercial complexes, cinemas, lorry sheds and workshops should prevent water stagnation on their premises. The Corporation teams will conduct surprise inspections regularly and will book the organisations that do not adhere to the norms, the release said.

In case of non-compliance, the Corporation will remove the garbage and collect the charges along with penalty from the violators.

Mr. Sadheesh called upon the public to extend cooperation for maintaining public health.

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