CHANDIGARH: With the rainy season is around the corner, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the state task force to chalk-out a strategy to prevent the outbreak of vector-borne diseases in the state. Vector-borne diseases include Dengue, Chikunguniya, Malaria, Lymphatic Filariasis, Japanese Encephalitis and Kala Azar.
The inter-departmental meeting was attended by representatives of the Department of Local Government, Rural Development & Panchayats, Water Supply & Sanitation, State Transport, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Medical Education & Research, Education, Labour and Indian Medical Association.
Dr Balbir Singh, while reviewing the activities being carried out by various departments to deal with the growing threat of dengue, Malaria and other vector borne diseases, instructed all the departments to work in tandem to control the spread of these diseases.
He also appealed to people to keep vigil and clean all the vulnerable points including