Letter To the Editor
Dengue casting angry glance
With the Covid outbreak wreaking havoc, the dengue is casting angry glance. We cannot forget the year preceding the outbreak of pandemic how dengue had devastated us claiming the lives our near and dear.
Since January, the total reported dengue cases now stand at 726 and 302 of them were detected in the first 10 days of July. The increase in the number of dengue cases is a matter of great concern because the healthcare system has already been shattered by the Covid-19 outbreak. Aedes mosquitoes find this rainy season to be hotbed for breeding. Any delay in government action in controlling the disease can take the situation beyond control. Though authorities concerned are now conducting anti-mosquito drives that will not suffice.
The Covid outbreak should not be the pretext for the delay in taking effective measures against dengue. The government, city corporations and other public offices should take immediate steps to contain breeding of Aedes mosquitoes.