SDMC issues dos and don’ts to control Dengue, Chikungunya
SDMC issues dos and don’ts to control Dengue, Chikungunya
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SDMC issues dos and don’ts to control Dengue, Chikungunya
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SDMC issues dos and don’ts to control Dengue, Chikungunya

New Delhi: As the monsoon rains have started, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has issued guidelines for prevention and control of vector-borne diseases like Dengue, Malaria and Chikungunya.

They advised all the government/autonomous offices, educational institutions, religious places, market associations and RWAs to incorporate proper measures to contain the breeding of mosquitoes.

They issued dos and don’ts for the control of vector-borne diseases. It is as follows:

Dos:

Cover all water tanks and containers with well fitted lids

Empty, scrub and dry coolers every week

All used containers, junk materials, tyres, coconut shells should be properly disposed of

Change water in flower vases, plant pots, bird bath every week

Cover toilet seat if going out of home for more than a week

Wear full-sleeved clothing and use mosquito repellents

Put wire mesh on doors and windows

Use bed net at home and hospital

Create awareness among community

Don’ts:

Do not keep water container open

Don't use old grass of cooler in next season

Don't throw broken utensils, unused bottles, tins and old tyres

Don't allow water to stagnate in and around houses

Don't depend only on platelet count for diagnosis of Dengue

Don't allow children to play in water puddles and stagnant water bodies