Shri J P Nadda stresses on importance of prevention and community participation to combat dengue

Shri J P Nadda stresses on importance of prevention and community participation to combat dengue
The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J.P. Nadda addressing at the inauguration of the National Dengue Day function, at AIIMS, New Delhi on May 16, 2017.
New Delhi,May 17,2017 : “Commitment at all levels is essential for prevention and control of Dengue. By putting our hands together we can prevent our community from dengue.” This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare in a function jointly organized by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, and National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) to mark the National Dengue Day, here on 16th May,2017. Dr. Soumya Swaminathanam, Secretary, Department of Health Research (DHR), Dr. Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Health Services and Dr. Swarup Sarkar, Director, Communicable Diseases, WHO-SEARO were also present at the occasion.

Reiterating the commitment of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi towards making India clean, Shri Nadda said that amongst various steps/strategies which need to be put in place for this problem, our main focus should be on controlling the vector itself. For this purpose, cleanliness is the most important thing. National Dengue Day is an occasion to spread awareness about its prevention and control. “It is the responsibility of all of us and within our communities to insist that we don’t create an environment for the dengue to breed,” Shr Nadda added

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Speaking at the function, Shri J P Nadda stated that ‘Dengue free India’, is a vision which can be fulfilled by increased community ownership to prevent dengue related morbidity and mortality in India. “Community efforts in right direction can minimize the disease burden in the country. Simple measures can be taken for keeping the surroundings clean and free of aedes mosquitoes. Success of the Dengue control programme is related to community participation and ownership,” Shri Nadda elaborated.

Shri Nadda urged RWAs to take out sometime every week to keep their colonies free of dengue mosquitoes and informed that the Ministry will hold workshops with the newly elected MCD Corporators for orienting them on preventive measures for dengue.

Also present at the event were Shri Navdeep Rinwa, Joint Secretary, and other senior officers of the Health Ministry, doctors and ssstttudents from AIIMS, New Delhi, representatives from RWAs, MCD workers and members of various NGOs and CSOs.

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