Fight against Dengue into mass movement from Sunday : Satyendar Jain

  |    August 30th, 2019   |   0

New Delhi(N4C Desk)-Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday asked all concerned agencies of Delhi and government departments to convert the fight against Dengue into a mass movement from Sunday onwards to ensure that mosquitoes which spread vector borne diseases – Dengue and Chikungunya – are not allowed to breed in the national capital.

Chairing a meeting of all government departments, civic agencies, Delhi Police, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Medical Superintendants of Delhi government hospitals, Delhi Police, DDA and other Boards etc., Mr Jain said :“Beginning at 10 AM this Sunday onwards let us all make an example by beginning from our homes itself. Delhi has controlled Dengue and Chikungunya very well over the last three years, let us do even better this time.”

The Health Minister said awareness for prevention of Dengue and Chikungunya must begin from the top and this mega-awareness campaign will be led by the Delhi Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal himself.

“Checking our own homes and surroundings to ensure there are no sources of clean stagnant water in which Aedes Mosquitoes can breed does not take more than 10 minutes every Sunday,” Mr Jain told the officers.He said the aim should be No breeding No Mosquitoes.

The minister appealed to the officers to motivate their neighbours also for participating in this campaign. “If we remove sources of Dengue from our homes and neighbourhood then we are safe, let us all start with ourselves,” he said.

In the meeting a detailed presentation was made by Dr SM Raheja, Additional Director of Health Services, on the preparedness to deal with vector borne diseases.

All the departments, agencies, Boards, Departments were instructed to give special emphasis to construction sites, which are one of the major sources of mosquitoes breeding. The Minister directed the MCDs in particular to ensure that all construction sites within their jurisdiction must be inspected twice every week.

The Health Minister directed all the Medical Superintendants to ensure adequate stocks of Paracetamol and IV fluids for the next three months to be prepared to deal with any situation of vector borne diseases, if required.