The spread of dengue in the district dominated a meeting of the Vigilance Committee of the Municipal Corporation on Tuesday. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Anandpur Sahib MP Prem Singh Chandumajra.
The health authorities told the MP that as many as 17 persons were found positive for dengue in the district, out of which 16 patients were treated at various hospitals in the city and were discharged but one person was still undergoing treatment at Max hospital.
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The MP directed the health authorities to start an awareness drive in the rural areas against dengue and also start fumigation in the slum areas outside the city to prevent the spread of the disease.
Earlier, the MP reviewed various Centre-sponsored schemes like Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan, Midday Meal, National Land Record Modernisation, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation, MANREGA, Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna, IWMP, Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojna, and Prime Minister Rojgar Generation Scheme.
Later, at a press conference, the MP said that Rs 90 crore would be spent under the Deen Dyal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojna for power sector reforms in the district.