Hyderabad: Mosquito prevention programme is now the new mantra of the GHMC entomology wing. The department, which had failed to control the menace since the beginning of the season, is now conducting door-to-door programmes in Hyderabad to prevent further spread of vectorborne diseases.
Chairman of Telangana Hospitals Board, Ravinder Rao, said, “The corporation’s entomologists could have prevented the burden of seasonal communicable diseases by following the protocol before the vector epidemic came up.”
On Sunday, GHMC entomologists went over to areas of the city severely affected by mosquito breeding help tackle the menace and educate residents about mosquito-borne diseases and preventive measures.
GHMC Commissioner DS Lokesh Kumar and Additional Commissioner Shruti Ojha conducted field inspections at Kutbullapur and Kushaiguda areas.
Larvicide is being sprayed and thermal fogging done at places where many dengue and malaria positive cases have been detected, said an entomologist from GHMC.
At least 150 colonies and slums are being thermally fogged every day using the 150 portable and 10 large fogging machines, he said. Commissioner Lokesh Kumar asked entomology wing officials to remain vigilant for the next two months as mosquito-borne diseases are likely to continue till the end of monsoon.