The UT health department started training for auxiliary nurse midwives (ANM) under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) and National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme in UT, here on Friday.
Officiating director health services Dr Pardeep Tayal inaugurated the session which was chaired by Dr Naresh Sharma and coordinated by Dr Vandna Dewan.
The programme was started in batches. The first batch of health workers rendering services in the health facilities near urban slums and colonies were sensitised to bring awareness among the residents residing in the slums, colonies and villages, here, to check the spreading of these diseases.
In the training, stress was laid to ensure that the residents consume clean and safe water supplied by the municipal corporation (MC).
Do not allow the water to stagnate in any form, as it can be a source for breeding mosquitoes. Drain out all water in and around their premises and in case the source of stagnant water cannot be drained, the same be covered by adding kerosene oil to avoid breeding, said the health department.
The department authorities added that the patients should report to the nearest health facility in case of any symptoms of water or vector borne diseases.