Thursday, 28 September 2023



LATEST NEWS Mohammad Aijaz Asad Holds Meeting with Diverse Political Party Delegates Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar Emphasizes Collaborative Efforts to Combat Rabies Impact Health Minister Dr. Dhani Ram Shandil launches 'Tele MANAS', a mental health care service Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann Vows To Realise Dream Of Bhagat Singh By Making Punjab Frontrunner In Country Feel My Love: A Mesmerising Visual Treat Of Love, Celebrating Intense On-Screen Chemistry Of Diljit Dosanjh & Elva Saleh Anmol Gagan Mann Inaugurates Three-Day Inquilab Festival In Khatkar Kalan SIT has evidence, Sukhpal Khaira has been involved in drug smuggling - Malvinder Singh Kang Urvashi Rautela Gets Spotted In A Uber Cool Look With Her Fendi X Versace Fendance Tote Bag Worth Rs 5.5 Lakhs At The Mumbai Airport 90 year-old donates Rs. 1 lakh towards Aapda Rahat Kosh Employees of SBI Himachal Pradesh donate Rs. 77,29,825 towards relief fund Gaddi Jaandi Ae Chalaangaan Maardi Review: Comedic Brilliance Unleashed With A Heartfelt Wake Up Call For All CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu invites Himachali Diaspora in the UAE to invest in state's green sector Women reservation bill is a game changer for women empowerment: Devender Singh Rana Lt Governor addresses Utthan Foundation Trust’s seminar at Ghazipur; pays tributes to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya DTTM CUJ organises Travelism 2023 to mark World Tourism Day World Tourism Day 2023 Celebrated with Enthusiasm in District Kishtwar On World Tourism Day, Director Rural Sanitation visits J&K’s historic ‘Chhota Kashi’ DC Udhampur Saloni Rai Reviews Progress of Jal Jeevan Mission Works in Udhampur district Tourism Directorate Jammu Celebrates World Tourism Day with Heritage, Adventure and Sustainability at Mubarak Mandi Heritage complex DC Udhampur Saloni Rai presides over weekly Block Diwas at Panchayat Barta-Udhampur Seminar on Emerging Technologies in Solar Energy held at Polytechnic Jammu


Ahead Of Rainy Season, Punjab Health Minister Urges People To Clean All Possible Water-Stagnation Points

Chairs Meeting Of State Task Force To Chalk-Out Strategy To Tackle Vector-Borne Diseases

Dr. Balbir Singh, Patiala, AAP, Aam Aadmi Party, Aam Aadmi Party Punjab, AAP Punjab, Government of Punjab, Punjab Government
Listen to this article

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

Chandigarh , 30 May 2023

With the rainy season is around the corner, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the state task force to chalk-out a strategy to prevent the outbreak of vector-borne diseases in the state. Vector-borne diseases include Dengue, Chikunguniya, Malaria, Lymphatic Filariasis, Japanese Encephalitis and Kala Azar.

The inter-departmental meeting was attended by representatives of the Department of Local Government, Rural Development & Panchayats, Water Supply & Sanitation, State Transport, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Medical Education & Research, Education, Labour and Indian Medical Association.

Dr. Balbir Singh, while reviewing the activities being carried out by various departments to deal with the growing threat of dengue, Malaria and other vector borne diseases, instructed all the departments to work in tandem to control the spread of these diseases.

He also appealed to people to keep vigil and clean all the vulnerable points including coolers, containers, pots, terrace etc in the houses, offices or any places where there is a possibility of stagnation of water. He said that this is the only way to break the breeding cycle of mosquitoes, who could mature from egg to adult in just one week.

The Health Minister also directed the departments of health, local government, and rural development to rope in village health, sanitation and nutrition committees (VHSNCs) and Mahila Arogya Samiti (MAS) to carry out surprise checking in residential as well as commercial areas to keep vigil on mosquito larvae, and also directed to issue challan in case of violation. 

Local bodies department and department of rural development were also directed to enhance fogging in cities as well as villages.He asked the water supply and sanitation department to make soak pits around public water supply taps across the state to prevent stagnation of water. 

He also directed the education department to sensitise students about these diseases and its symptoms during morning assemblies as well as through Edusat in all the schools of Punjab. Officials from the transport department assured to dispose-off any scrap such as old tyres or old vehicles at the earliest.

As per the information, only 84 cases of dengue, six cases of chikungunya and nine cases of malaria have been detected in the state.Dr Balbir Singh said that the health department is fully geared up to tackle any possible rise in cases of dengue, malaria and chikungunya. 

As many as 1300 beds have been dedicated in dengue wards, 855 breeding checkers have been hired to control the breeding of mosquitoes, awareness and challaning activities are also being undertaken, he said.He said that the test and treatment of dengue and malaria is completely free of cost at all the government health facilities.Meanwhile, the Health Minister has also released an awareness poster underlining the importance of awareness in prevention of vector-borne diseases.

In the meeting, Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Department Punjab Vivek Pratap Singh, Managing Director NHM Pradeep Kumar Aggarwal, Director Health and Family Welfare Dr Adarshpal Kaur, Director Health Services (FW) Dr Ravinder Pal Kaur, Director NHM Dr SP Singh, Director Medical Education Dr Avnish Kumar, Assistant Director Dr Gagandeep Singh Grover, State Program Officer NVBDCP Dr Arshdeep Kaur and other officials from various departments were present.


• Clean coolers once a week and keep them dry for a day

• Do not keep containers such as flower pots, broken items, tyres, etc on rooftops to prevent waters stagnation

• All possible mosquito-breeding sources and sites should be detected and eliminated

• Spray insecticides in and around the house

• Do not close doors and windows when teams fog insecticides outside

• In case of fever, report to a health dispensary immediately

• Do not use Ibrufen/Asprin in case of fever, use paracetamol


Tags: Dr. Balbir Singh , Patiala , AAP , Aam Aadmi Party , Aam Aadmi Party Punjab , AAP Punjab , Government of Punjab , Punjab Government



related news




Photo Gallery



Video Gallery



5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2023 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD