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Dengue in Karnataka: CM Siddaramaiah expresses concern

With a surge in reported dengue cases across the state in recent days, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has voiced his apprehension and urged vigilance. Over 7,000 dengue cases have been documented in the past few days, with more than 4,000 of these cases concentrated in Bengaluru alone.

Dengue in Karnataka: CM Siddaramaiah expresses concern
First Published Sep 11, 2023, 5:52 PM IST

The Chief Minister held discussions with officials from relevant departments regarding the alarming spread of dengue and has issued directives for the immediate implementation of all necessary preventive measures.

Within Bengaluru city limits, proactive mosquito control methods, including targeted mosquito control spraying and the identification and cleaning of potential water storage areas, are being diligently executed. 
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In a plea to the public, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has underscored the importance of maintaining a clean environment around homes and being vigilant against mosquito bites.

Siddaramaiah has directed the BBMP and BWSSB to ensure that there is no water clogging anywhere in city. 

He has directed the two civic agencies to undertake intensive cleaning up of drains in city to ensure that the drains does not become breeding ground for mosquitoes.

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