Health Department organized Health Awareness camp at Chandigarh

Jun 04, 2014 18:59 | Chandigarh

Chandigarh June 4:- As a preparatory activity for control of Malaria and Dengue in the coming season the Malaria wing of Health Department, UT-Chandigarh today organized Health Awareness camp/ advocacy workshop at Indira Colony Manimajra.         

The awareness camp was attended by Sh. Desh Raj Gupta (Area Councillor), staff from the Malaria wing, Public Health Experts from PGIMER, staff of Medical Officer of Health (MC-Chandigarh), Medical Officer (Civil Hospital-Manimajra) along with general community from the area.

Assistant Director Malaria, Dr. Anil Garg, stressed on active community participation at all levels to prevent occurrence of mosquitogenic situation in the area. He outlined the preventive steps for this purpose and assured continuance of anti larval and anti adult measures for mosquitoes with full zeal in the season.

            He also emphasized that religious leaders will also be involved in spreading awareness about the preventive measures through announcements from their respective religious institutions.

            Four teams were constituted by the NVBDCP Staff for carrying following field activities. 22 slides were examined during the camp.

1.    Checking of coolers.

2.    Anti larval activities.

3.    Anti adult activities.

4.    IEC activities by door to door visits by the staff and distribution of pamphlets.

5.    Mega phone announcements for general awareness to the public.

            An Entomological Exhibition was organized for public awareness of the causatives larvae and mosquitoes. Display of sign and symptons of Malaria as well as hand bills distribution amongst the general public was also done.

            Local Leaders and community appreciated the efforts carried out by the Department for steps being taken for prevention and control of Malaria, Dengue and water borne diseases.

            A rally was also flagged off by the Officers and local leaders of Indira Colony for creating awareness for prevention and control of Vector/Water Borne Disease.