Amaravati: Nearly 3.5 mosquito nets have been distributed in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts to prevent mosquito-borne diseases, said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu here on Saturday, during a review meeting with officials.
He observed that the State should lead the country in cleanliness and added that the government’s programme, “Clean environment – war on mosquitoes” was yielding fruits. He stated that the dengue cases had come down from 1,317 to 122 in the State, because of the efforts of officials. He said that about 40 lakh students and 2 lakh faculty members of 48,000 schools had participated in the State.
Naidu said that they controlled the mosquito problem, prevented spread of communicable diseases with the coordination and cooperation of various departments of the government and public. He suggested the officials to work with this spirit in future.
Asking the officials to be alert over the cyclone warning, the CM observed that if the cyclone brings heavy rain again, the mosquito problem may begin again. He directed them to identify the cases and solve the problems in that particular area to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. He directed provision of skills to the women self-help groups for preventing mosquito breeding.
He said that there must be a review of Swachh Andhra Pradesh every 15 days.
He directed the officials to speed up the construction of individual toilets and asked the officials to release funds for the second phase of works related to construction of toilets. He wanted collection of wet and dry garbage separately in the ODF-declared 1,500 villages in the State.