Environmental sanitation campaign launched in Hanoi

VOV.VN - The Health Department of Hanoi on June 6 launched a campaign to clean up the environment in response to ASEAN Dengue Day (June 15).

In his address,Tran Dac Phu, head of the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health stated that the capital city has been the locality suffered from dengue fever with thousands of infection cases every year.

There is a risk of outbreak of dengue fever and Zika-virus caused diseases in the city if no preventive measures are taken. It is imperative for the Party organisation, government, sectors and localities across the city, especially the health care sector to become involved in detecting and handling virus nests, thus preventing uncontrolled spreading of virus, Phu stressed.

Following the launching ceremony, the People’s Committee of Ha Dong district deployed five groups to inspect mosquito larva killing and chemical spraying in Phu Luong ward.

As of April 2017, Hanoi has recorded 563 dengue fever cases in 173 communes, wards and towns of 26 districts, higher than that of the same time last year. However, no death has been recorded.