Collector A. Shanmuga Sundaram instructed municipal and health officials to take preventive measures to tackle spread of dengue in their areas.
Addressing an inter-departmental co-ordination meeting on dengue, he said that as against the 348 dengue cases reported in 2018, the number of dengue cases reported till date stood at 792, and it was a cause for concern.
He released a booklet for the municipal workers and health officials to enable them take effective measures to tackle dengue. He instructed the workers to coordinate with the officials and workers from other departments.
“Each one of you shoulder a huge responsibility and there should not be any leniency allowed. Stringent action would be initiated against those workers spotted lethargic at any point of time, he said.