The Hindu News Update Service
Bangalore (PTI): Karnataka Government on Wednesday asked the Bruhut Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to recruit 350 additional staff for fogging and spraying insecticides on a war foot to check chikungunya and dengue fevers which were reported in some parts of the city.
In the wake of city reporting 199 positive cases of chikungunya and dengue claiming a life, the govenment directed the civic agency to purchase 115 fogging machines and 248 sprayers.
Minister for Transport R Ashok, who is also the Minister in-charge of Bangalore City, chaired a meeting of BBMP officials headed by its Commissioner Bharatlal Meena and few legislators to discuss the measures to be intitiated to prevent further spread of these diseases.
Speaking to reporters, Mr. Ashok said a meeting of Health and Water Supply Board officials would be called in the next two days to ensure supply of purified water and check water contamination he said.
In the event of detection of any water contamination, such areas would be supplied water by tankers, he said.