South Corpn educates people about vector-borne diseases

The South Corporation inaugurated a programme on Monday for controlling vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue by spreading awareness in its areas.

This programme is initiated for creating awareness by municipal councillors and resident welfare associations of south Delhi about vector-borne diseases.

South Delhi Mayor Subhas Arya said if the people become more sensitive and take care of dengue-sensitive places themselves that can help in preventing the spread of such diseases.

He added that the public health department of the SDMC will sensitise municipal councillors and RWAs about vector-borne diseases in wards under the limits of civic agency.

“And they will in turn create awareness among the masses,” the Mayor said.
Subhas Arya also released a booklet ‘Prevent-2015’ prepared by Health Department of the South Corporation.

Municipal health officer N K Yadav appealed to people to come forward and help the civic agency in its mission to spread awareness among masses.

“Prevention is better than cure, so we should help in sensitising the issues related to vector-borne diseases in creating the awareness in the community,” he added.
He assured that the Public Health Department of the SDMC will extend its full co-operation.

He informed that “temephos” is available free of cost to one and all at circle office of malaria in its each ward.

The “temephos” is used to check the breeding in clean stagnant water like coolers or any other place which cannot be cleaned regularly.

He added that there is no medicine or treatment for dengue, so people should check the breeding of mosquitoes in their houses and surroundings.

“The life cycle of Ades-egypti mosquitoes is of about seven to eight days, if we break the cycle in between by just changing the water or cleaning once a week that would check the breeding of the mosquitoes.”

Standing Committee Chairman Radhey Shyam Sharma said fogging and use of spray on a regular basis is not the remedy as the mosquitoes develop immunity against such pesticides.

“That is why fogging or spray is done only where infected mosquitoes are found.”

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