Delhi govt asks legislators to spread awareness on dengue
NEW DELHI: In bid to combat vector borne diseases such as dengue and chikungunya, Delhi government has decided to launch ministers and legislators assigned with the duty of spreading awareness regarding various programmes of the government for controlling the mosquito borne illnesses.
In a direction issued by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, legislators were asked to meet residents of their respective constituencies between 9 am to 11 pm on every Sunday and tell them about the government activities to make Delhi dengue and chikungunya free.
The government has also undertaken initiative to connect all RWAs. AAP government has also made a documentary film about how RWAs can play a key role in making the city free from the diseases.
Similarly, all ministers and legislators have been instructed to inspect areas and identify the places where water is concentrated for more than seven days, and take necessary measures accordingly.
Meanwhile, in another advisory, Delhi government instructed all schools asking them to spread awareness among students about the symptoms of swine flu and preventive measures.
"Schools are advised to create awareness among children about the do's and dont's with respect to Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu) during morning assembly. They should be encouraged to practice personal hygiene," the advisory sent to school principals read.
"Children with flu symptoms should be advised to stay at home, until they get fully cured," it added.
Advising students to wash their hands frequently and teaching them the right manner of coughing and sneezing, not touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands are among the do's and don'ts prescribed in the government advisory.