AIIMS Gorakhpur panel decides to set up a mosquito-borne diseases committee
Gorakhpur (UP): The AIIMS branch in Gorakhpur has decided to establish a committee check and to determine the types of larvae and mosquitoes a major water body in the area, in the Ramgarh Tal.
The lake is spread over 1,800 acres and there are chances of growth of mosquitoes in the area.
This has been done to save the area from mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, dengue and encephalitis in the coming weeks.
AIIMS executive director Dr. Surekha Kishore said:”We have taken this measure to assess mosquito-borne diseases. A committee will be formed so the water and the region could be treated with suitable anti-larva chemicals and research will be conducted on the pollution in lake water and development of mosquitoes and larva present in it. Our principal focus will be on Japanese encephalitis and another research will be conducted on it.”
Prof. Harishchandra Joshi, head of the community medicine department of AIIMS, said that the committee will be constituted under the community medicine department.
It will test the water of Ramgarh Tal lake located in city as it is the place where mosquitoes may grow.
Gorakhpur, for decades, has been prone to Japanese Encephalitis though the number of casualties has declined in the past two years due to the efforts of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi 42, and countless children have lost their lives.