South Delhi Municipal Corporation organized a workshop on sensitization training for Nodal Officers of Govt and Private institutions on Vector-Borne Diseases like Malaria, Dengue, and Chikungunya at the Meeting Hall of Dr. SPM Civic Centre. On this occasion, Mayor of South Delhi. Sarita Choudhary, Leader of House. Subhash Arya and other senior officials of SDMC were present.
On this occasion Mayor of South Delhi, Ms. Sarita Chaudhary said that “prevention is better than cure” since no vaccination of the dreaded disease is available. She said that a little of alertness can prevent from spread of the virus of Dengue/Chikungunya.
The awareness among people about causes, symptoms, prevention, and control of these diseases hold the key in tackling Vector-Borne diseases effectively. She said that Govt institutions like Delhi Jal Board, PWD,New Delhi Municipal Council should organize more awareness campaign and workshops for greater public participation.
She further added that this is the main responsibility of the Municipal Corporations to create awareness among the citizens of the city. With this Workshop SDMC has launched awareness programme. She appealed to Nodal Officers to collect as much possible information through this workshop and spread this information through creative and interesting mediums to the citizens.
Dr. N.K. Yadav, Municipal Health Officer said that the best way to tackle the Vector-Borne diseases is not to allow water accumulation in our neighbourhood. Mr. Yadav said that if small things like proper cleaning and non-accumulation of water in the vicinity are taken care of, the occurrence of these diseases could be avoided. He, however, stressed that all Govt. hospitals have better facilities to treat these diseases.