Report by Michael Rodrigues
Team Mangalorean Udupi
Udupi : Seventeen case of Dengue fever have been
identified in the district already. However, necessary measures have been taken
by the department for controlling the disease, said district Malaria officer Dr
H Ashok at Kallianpur.
He was addressing a symposium on 'Keeping Check on Malaria' jointly
organized by College NSS Unit and JCI Kallianpur in the college
Chikangunya, Dengue and Malaria spread from person to person through
mosquitoes, the signs of the disease being intense fever, eyes turning reddish,
muscle cramps, pain in the joints, fatigue and swelling, said he further. He
requested everyone to contact the local doctors immediately if such symptoms
Since the mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, care must be exercised for
seeing to it that water does not stagnate. It must be ensured that the discarded
tender coconut shells, tyres, plastic cans, bottles etc do not have stagnated
water in them, said Dr Ashok.
S A Prabhakar Sharma, chief executive officer of Udupi zilla panchayat
inaugurated the programme. JCI president Muralidhar Suvarna, Jaycerette wing
president Bhavya, College NSS officer Annamma and Joseph Peter Fernandes were
the chief guests.
College principal Dr Neri Cornelio presided over the function. District
information officer Junjanna welcomed the guests. College student Yaseen
proposed a vote of thanks. Hema compered the programme.