Fogging being done at Sector III in Bokaro steel city on Friday. Picture by Pankaj Singh
The state health department sounded an alert after five fresh cases of dengue were reported on Friday.
All the five victims — one woman and four men — are from Bokaro. However, their blood samples were tested at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi. No death has been reported yet.
A team of two doctors from RIMS will rush to Bokaro steel city on Saturday to conduct an on-spot enquiry on the rising cases of dengue.
Doctor Mahua along with a microbiologist from RIMS will be meeting senior doctors in Bokaro to know the reasons for the rising cases of dengue.
They will also meet Bokaro civil surgeon S.N. Tiwary to discuss steps to stave off the disease.
Meanwhile, civil surgeon Tiwary held a meeting with senior doctors on Friday to finalised prevention strategies.
Tiwary ordered door-to-door survey in Radhagaon, Sector III, IV, IX, Balidih, Sivandih and other areas. Of the five victims, three are residents of Radhagaon, while two are from Sector III and IV of Bokaro.
Four teams have been formed — each headed by a doctor — to take stock of the situation.
They will carry out the door-to-door survey to ascertain the potential breeding areas inside the houses and initiate necessary measures.
The team will also make the residents aware of the measures to be taken.
The district health department will also take up cleanliness drives and organise awareness campaigns. The department will also carry out fogging in different areas.
Bokaro malaria officer Anil Kumar Poddar said his employees from his department would soon start taking actions.
According to date procured from Bokaro General Hospital, as many as 21 dengue cases have been reported from July 6 to September 7. Of these, seven patients were from Dhanbad and rest from Bokaro district and other nearby areas.