The Delhi authorities has directed all colleges within the nationwide capital to watch “dry day” as soon as per week throughout which coolers, flower pots, chook pots, water containers, stagnant water and different doable websites be checked totally to stop mosquito breeding.
The transfer is a part of the attention marketing campaign for college college students in opposition to vector-borne ailments like dengue, malaria and chikungunya.
“The rainy season is most conducive for vector-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya and malaria which spread during this time every year. These are all mosquito generated diseases and they sometimes gain epidemic proportions if preventive measures are not taken.”
“Prevention is the best method to control any disease. In order to control and prevent the outbreak, it is essential to prevent breeding of mosquitoes and students should be made aware of this,” the Directorate of Education (DoE) mentioned in a letter to high school principals.
In view of the continued COVID-19 pandemic all the faculties are closed for college students and therefore all heads of faculties are directed to make the most of the amenities of social media and mass messaging to offer directions to college students to observe at residence, it added.
Wearing full-sleeved clothes, utilizing mosquito repellents, placing wire mesh on doorways and home windows to stop entry of mosquitoes, overlaying all water tanks and containers with nicely fitted lids to stop breeding of mosquitoes, are among the many measures listed within the consciousness marketing campaign.
“Observance of dry day once in a week in all schools (preferably on last working day) during which coolers, flower pots, bird pots, water containers, any scrap, stagnant water and other possible breeding sites to be checked thoroughly for ensuring no possibility of mosquito breeding,” the DoE mentioned.
All colleges have additionally been directed to nominate a nodal officer who can be accountable for all actions associated to the prevention and management of vector-borne ailments and monitor the actions being carried out.
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