Come monsoons, and Guwahati faces the dread of dengue.
The deadly disease has assumed an endemic proportion over the last few years in the city.
Cases of dengue are rising with every passing year, thanks to the precious little measures taken by the Assam Health Department.
Nothing substantial has been noticed since the past couple of years to contain the outbreak dengue in the city, apart from issuing health advisories.
This year also Health Department officials have issued advisories with regard to precautionary measures for the city dwellers across Kamrup (Metro) district.
Notably May 17 as ‘National Dengue Day’ was also observed in Guwahati.
The function was organized by the district health society, the National Health Mission (Kamrup) with support from the state National Health Mission at the Guwahati Refinery High School in Noonmati.
Incidentally, Noonmati area is the worst dengue prone region in the city.
The awareness programme was attended by around 700 residents of the area.
Speaking on the occasion, joint director of Kamrup (Metro) District Health Department Ganesh Saikia informed that the Kamrup (Metro) district is highly endemic to dengue as 90 per cent of the total cases last year in the State were reported from this district.
He urged the residents of Noonmati to take precautionary measures before the disease takes an alarming proportion with the advent of monsoon this year.
Health experts also shared about various symptoms of the disease with the present audience.
Residents are asked not to keep any stagnant water container open to prevent breeding of mosquitoes.