Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government launched an anti-dengue campaign as part of the dengue eradication programme, namely, "Dengue se Jung-Janta Ke Sang" in the state's capital, Bhopal, on Wednesday.
This is after Jabalpur district reported 150 fresh cases of the mosquito-borne infection and one death from it in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally of patients in the state to 2,570 since January 1 this year. A government release issued on Monday said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has asked people to cooperate with efforts under the ‘Dengue Se Jung Janta Ke Sang’ campaign to curb the spread of the disease.
The Chief Minister assured that the government is taking up all the requisite measures to control dengue, by preventing water-logging to fogging and fumigation to employing anti-larval fish species. "While the government will do its part, the public also requires to contribute their part because no programme can be successful without public support," said the chief minister. He also urged the people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and informed that the state will be holding a Vaccination Mahaabhiyan on September 17, the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.