JAMMU, Oct 4: In view of increased cases of Dengue in Jammu city, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has started area wise/ward wise thermal fogging drive in Jammu city.
The thermal fogging drive was started by Rajesh Sharma, Joint Commissioner (A), JMC, accompanied by Ranjit Singh, Secretary JMC, Joint Commissioner (W) Kushal Chand, Chief Enforcement Officer, Rajesh Gupta and Chief Transport Officer, Talat Mahmood Khan.
Today drive started from Town Hall Complex of Jammu Municipal Corporation in collaboration with Malaria wing of Health Department. Under the thermal fogging drive, Gangyal, Digyana, Nanak Nagar, Trikuta Nagar and adjoining areas were covered today.
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 general public especially the old age and those allergic to smoke/asthmatics are requested to remain indoor during thermal fogging. Public in general is also requested to follow the preventive measures like staying in well-screened houses, wearing protective clothings, using mosquito repellents and nets, and reducing mosquito habitats and breeding places.