After receiving directions from the district administration, the health department has initiated an awareness campaign on dengue and malaria. Ludhiana has so far witnessed at least 330 cases of dengue since July. The health officials have conducted raids recently to find dengue larvae in stagnant water.
In a recent meeting of the district administration, special health secretary Vikas Garg had asked the Ludhiana health department to hold an awareness campaign in schools so that students could be saved from dengue. After receiving the directions, the malaria wing that has the responsibility to put a clamp on dengue, has started extensive awareness campaign.
Under this campaign, the staff of the health department visited schools on Wednesday and distributed printed material to the principals.
Mass media officer of the health wing, Rajinder Singh visited Dayanand Public School near Deepak Cinema and Arya Senior Secondary School and held discussion with the principals. The school heads told Rajinder that awareness on the issue including wearing of full sleeves shirt has already been discussed with the students and they have been told to wear the same during the season.
Rajinder said the students were also told to clean coolers at their homes regularly and shouldn’t allow water stagnation anywhere near their residences. “The campaign to tackle dengue would continue in the future,”he said.
Besides, the health staffers distributed awareness material at Sidhwan Bet. They visited LRDAV College, Jagraon, and held awareness campaign with the help of NSS wing of the college.
During the campaign, under the guidance of senior medical officer Gurlal Singh, villagers were apprised about the dengue.