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New Delhi | Saturday, Aug 20 2016 IST
New Delhi Municipal Council Secretary Chanchal Yadav inaugurated a workshop on prevention of dengue, chikunguniya and malaria in the capital today.The day-long workshop was organised by Health Department of New Delhi Municipal Council at a Convention Centre at NDMC headquarters in the Palika Kendra. Speaking after inaugurating the workshop, Ms Yadav said, ''Dengue is one of the most dangerous and dreadest diseases caused by mosquitoes and Aedes mosquito is responsible for this disease. So one should destroy the mosquitoes breeding completely because it is first and foremost way to prevent dengue and other vector-borne diseases.''The Secretary said as the mosquitoes breed in clean stagnant water in humid weather so it is imperative for all of them to maintain cleanliness in and around their houses and ensure that there is no stagnant water in and around their houses.Ms Yadav hoped that the valuable suggestions will come out in the deliberations during the technical sessions, which will be useful for taking necessary measures to eradicate the menace of dengue, which has spread during the last two decades.

She added that all medical and testing facilities are available in hospitals and dispensaries run by NDMC in the capital and people can avail them free of cost.

"Dengue is a major public health problem in the country. Abiotic and biotic play an important role in transmission of dengue. The NDMC should take necessary steps to sensitise health education programme for interruption of transmission of dengue in a sustained manner among the students and public at large so as to prevent the diseases in NDMC area," Dr R S Sharma, former Additional Director of NCDC said. Besides, Medical Officer of Health P K Sharma, R N Singh, CMO(Malaria) and Director(Education) R P Gupta, other senior doctors and medical staff of NDMC also participated in the workshop. 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 Chikunguniya (NCDC), about 500 children of NDMC and Navyug Schools and teachers as well participated in the workshop.UNI SY SW AE 1922

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