NDMC organises workshop on prevention of dengue, vector-borne diseases
The one-day workshop on Prevention of Dengue and Vector-Borne Diseases was organised by the Health department of NDMC. Besides, the experts like Dr Nagpal from National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), Dr N R Tulli from MCD, Prof Jugal Kishore, Community Medicine, Mulana Azad Medical College and Dr R S Sharma, Former.
Additional Director from National Centre for Dengue Chikungunya (NCDC), about 500 children of NDMC and Navyug Schools and teachers also participated in the workshop. Speaking after inaugurating the workshop Secretary, NDMC said that dengue, no doubt, is one of the most dangerous and dreadful diseases caused by the aedes mosquito which is responsible for this disease.
So, one should nip the buds by not allowing breeding because it is the first and foremost way to prevent dengue and other vector-borne diseases, she added.
She further said that all medical and testing facilities are available in the hospitals and dispensaries run by NDMC in New Delhi area and the people can avail these facilities without any charges.
“Dengue is a major public health problem in the country. The NDMC should take necessary steps to sensitise health education programmes for interruption of transmission of dengue in a sustained manner among the students and public at large so as to prevent dengue/chikungunya in NDMC areas,” Dr R S Sharma former Additional Director of NCDC observed while interacting with the school children and teachers during the technical session.
Besides, Medical Officer of Health, P K Sharma, R N Singh, CMO (Malaria) and Director (Education), R P Gupta and other senior doctors and medical staff of NDMC also participated in the workshop.