Sankhuwasabha, Sept 14: The district Red Cross Society has stepped up its three-month-long campaign to check outbreak of dengue infection in Sankhuwasabha.
The Red Cross has initiated the campaign with the dengue infection widely spreading in the district. As informed, the philanthropic organization has placed its campaign against dengue up to coming November.
Chairperson of District Red Cross Society, Saroj Kumar Bajracharya informed a ‘school health nurse’ programme has been put in place to inform school children about dengue.
The Red Cross has also come up with a plan to mobilize volunteers for dengue control and prevention and run larva search and destroy campaign through local governments and health facilities.
With the rise in the risk of dengue infection, the Red Cross Society has initiated the campaign. Number of dengue infection cases has reached 625 in Sankhuwasabha.
Dengue infection has broken out in eight out of 10 local governments of the district, informed Immunization Officer of the District Health Office, Roshan Shrestha. “Dengue has not been detected in Bhotkhola and Chichila Rural Municipalities:, he further shared. Khandbari municipality has witnessed the highest number of dengue cases.