J P Nadda takes stock of vector-borne diseases in city
NEW DELHI: In view of the spurt in cases of vector-borne disease in the Capital, Union Health Minister J P Nadda, in a meeting with the Delhi Health Minister, the three Mayors and other health officials, reviewed the activities for prevention and control of diseases dengue, malaria, chikungunya and swine Flu.
Nadda stressed on the critical importance of prevention of vector-borne diseases, stating that all stakeholders including the Delhi government, MCDs, RWAs, NGOs and the people have an important role to play in prevention of breeding of the vectors.
He said a strong awareness campaign is very effective for educating people to keep their home and surrounding areas free of water clogging.
He urged the Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain to launch a house-to-house IEC campaign to create widespread awareness.
The Mayors informed that such a campaign has already started and various forms of media are being used to reach out to people.
Nadda stated that when people are equipped with proper information, they are capable of preventing such diseases and also seeking timely medical intervention.