Health officials seeks other depts' help to check vector-borne diseases' outbreak

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Jun 04, 2014 19:56 IST

With the district sizzling under sweltering summer heat and in view of subsequent monsoon downpour in June-July, the district health department has sought cooperation of various departments in spreading awareness regarding preventive measures of diseases like malaria, dengue and other vector-borne diseases.

With this objective, the health department on Wednesday organised a special advocacy workshop, where representatives of various departments - water supply, sanitation, sewerage, municipal corporation and medical college - participated.

Sensitising the representatives, chief medical officer Dr HS Bali said the health department could not fight malaria and dengue alone, hence the support of other departments was equally necessary and important.

He said the aim of the workshop was to make officials of different department aware about the diseases and prevention of vector-borne diseases, which normally occurred with the onset of in monsoon.

He urged the officials of water supply to ensure supply of clean and safe drinking water, besides exhorting civic body officials to maintain hygiene condition across the city.

Meanwhile, he directed officials of medical college, dispensaries and civil hospitals to make all arrangements to deal with such diseases on priority basis.

District health officer Dr Harish Malhotra said under the national vector-borne disease control programme, awareness campaigns were being taken to village-level to prevent outbreak of such disease.

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