'Maintain cleanliness to prevent malaria, dengue'

Speaking about the dangers of chikungunya, malaria and dengue, resource person for the symposium, Dr Krishananda said that maintaining cleanliness in our surroundings is of utmost importance in tackling chikungunya, malaria and dengue diseases. “Everyone should see that there is no water stagnation around homes, an individual alone cannot do this job. There must be a collective responsibility to tackle the diseases,” Dr Krishananda advised.

“In times of any road accidents, fire accident or any accident, any individual can dial 108 for an immediate ambulance help. The ambulance with first aid medical kits and doctors will rush to the spot within 20 minutes from the time of calling. People may dial this from either their cell phones, land phones or STD booths free of cost on any day round the clock,” Dr Krishnanda said while explaining about the use of newly introduced emergency ambulance programme.

Zilla Panchayat member Asha Timmappa Gowda, in her inaugural address, said that in the contemporary age, information was the power and she called upon the people gathered to spread the information that they get in the programme to others.       

Taluk Panchayat member Sarvottama Gowda, Vice-President of the Nelyadi Village Panchayat Ismail N, School Headmaster Ananda Ajila, School Development and Monitoring Committee Chairperson Leelavati Gowda were present in the symposium.

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