The district magistrates (DMs) and health officials of the dengue-worst affected districts of Howrah, Hooghly, North 24 Paraganas, and Kolkata met with West Bengal Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi on Tuesday via video conference.
In order to check for vector-borne disease, health and civic officials were instructed to monitor hygiene. In places where dengue is on the rise, door-to-door visits have been mandated. In Kolkata, several teams have already been sent over to exterminate mosquitoes and investigate caseload reduction strategies.
The Principal Secretary for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs will shortly meet with the leaders of the urban local bodies to discuss the dengue situation in the state.
Together with the council members of urban local bodies with a high caseload, the DMs will go through the dengue prevention and control efforts. On Tuesday, 6,114 persons had dengue tests done, and 932 of them tested positive for the illness.
“The rate of transmission seems to have stabilised, with a little decrease in the test positivity rate. Larval density is also on the decline,” said Director of Health Service Dr Siddhartha Niyogi. The medical teams will visit the cities and regions of the four districts, said officials.