Kamaljeet Sehrawat, the mayor of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), encouraged Dwarka residents to do their bit in preventing vector-borne diseases at a workshop organised at the civic centre today. The workshop was an SDMC initiative to spread awareness about malaria, dengue and chikungunya.
The mayor said vector-borne diseases were caused due to the carelessness of residents. She said it was easy to stop the breeding of the mosquitoes by taking a few precautions such as proper cleaning and drying of utensils, coolers, flower pots and other articles, where it is possible for water to accumulate. Sehrawat advised residents to wear clothes with full sleeves to avoid mosquito bites, particularly for kids and schoolchildren.
She said breeding of the Aedes mosquito took place in clean water. Sehrawat added that there was no cause for panic about dengue, as just a fraction of the cases required hospitalisation. She referred to the publicity campaign launched by the corporation to spread awareness among residents.
SDMC has been installing hoardings, banners and distributing handbills, apart from getting publicity on the radio and TV.
Dr RS Raheja, the project officer, Government of Delhi, expressed his views on vector-borne diseases and spoke about the causes, symptoms, and precautions.TAGS: South Delhi Municipal Corporation / SDMC / Mayor / Vector-borne diseases / Malaria / Dengue / Chikungunya