Although the government has taken several measures to control vector-borne diseases, more than 40 cases of dengue cases were reported from different parts of Lucknow on Sunday.
Lucknow: School students across Uttar Pradesh have been asked to put on full-sleeve shirts and trousers because of the rise in cases of dengue and chikungunya, official sources said on Monday.
Even if the government has taken several measures to stop vector-borne diseases, more than 40 new dengue cases of dengue were reported from different parts in Lucknow on Sunday.
The cases were reported from Chandar Nagar, Indira Nagar, Aishbagh, Chinhat, Tudiyaganj, NK Road, Turiyaganj and Aliganj.
As far as wearing full-sleeves is concerned, the secondary education department has issued directives to all district inspectors of schools about the steps to be taken to protect students for vector-borne diseases.
According to director of secondary education Mahendra Dev, the the students and parents are made aware through schools so that they can take measures to keep children safe from the disease.
He said that the students should be asked to come to school in full shirt and trousers and compulsorily informed at the prayer meetings about how to deal with the communicable diseases and the problems related to them.
Besides, public awareness rallies should be taken in rural areas and cleaning of water tanks and their surrounding areas should be done, he said, adding that there must not be water logging anywhere.
Meanwhile, the health department has issued notices to owners of six houses where mosquito larvae were found.
According to official sources, 1, 369 units of platelets are available in the blood banks, and 248 beds have been reserved for dengue patients at hospitals.
To deal with the disease, Lucknow Municipal corporation has urged religious to launch an awareness campaign on vector-borne diseases.