Dengue awareness programme was launched in 200 schools of Delhi on Wednesday by doctors belonging to the Delhi Medical Association, and every doctor who went to a school explained in detail the methods for prevention and cure from this vector borne disease.
Delhi government, in association with the DMA has decided to conduct a Dengue awarenss programme in the national capital to ensure that students carry an effective message for the prevention of this disease to their homes and in their neighbourhoods.
DMA doctors interacted with teachers and students during morning hours, and emphasised on the following points:
· Prevention from Dengue is easy and the most important feature of safety.
· Students should encourage their parents and neighbours to ensure there is no stagnant water in their homes and neighbourhood.
· Similar appeals must be made to teachers and other staff at schools
· Water should not be allowed to collect anywhere around residential areas
· Mosquito breeding should not be allowed at any cost, particularly during Monsoon months.
· Students must ask their parents to keep them covered with full sleeved clothes and apply mosquito repellants whenever they step out of homes
· DMA doctors advised students and teachers to keep themselves hydrated and avoid self medication in case they suspect any symptom of Dengue
· Doctors advised teachers to repeatedly tell the students that there is no cause for panic even if there is suspicion of anybody in the family having Dengue.
The awareness programme will be expanded to other schools and the DMA has informed the Delhi government that its members will adopt a school each to take forward this initiative.