Hetauda, August 10 As many as 100 persons have been diagnosed with dengue in Hetauda in the past one month. With dengue cases on the rise, Hetauda Sub-metropolitan City has taken precautionary measures in the municipal vicinity. The sub-metropolis has launched an awareness campaign in its all 19 wards. The sub-metropolis has urged the public to destroy possible breeding places of mosquito. Teams led by the ward chair concerned have been deployed to check dengue outbreaks in all the wards. Mayor Hari Bahadur Mahat said a team each was deployed to all 19 wards along with local women, health volunteers and representatives of social organisations. Old tyres from Ward No 4, 10 and 11 were destroyed. Health Department Chief Supendra Karki at the sub-metropolis said work had started to destroy larvae and pupa of mosquitoes in the municipality. “Dengue patients are on the rise in the sub-metropolis,” Karki said. Out of 100 dengue patients, 35 are being treated at government hospitals while the rest are being treated at private hospitals and clinics. Mayor Mahat said the sub-metropolis had expedited dengue containment drive and launched dengue control campaign in every tole. Health agencies have also shown concern about dengue control. Ministry of Social Development of Province 3, Province Health Directorate, District Health Office, Hetauda Sub-metropolis, and Medical Association of Makawanpur are working to check dengue.