Chandigarh, April 18, 2017: A special cleanliness drive will be launched from May 1 to June 15, 2017, stated by Haryana Health Miinister , Mr Anil Vij, while presiding over a meeting of the State Level Malaria Working Committee for Inter-Sectoral Coordination on April 17, 2017, involving all departments of the Haryana Government to check the spread of malaria, dengue and other vector-borne diseases in the state. In this connection, the Public Health Department has been directed to make all water pipes free of leakage throughout the state by June 15.
Mr Vij also issued directions to the Health Department to do anti-larvae spray at all possible places where mosquitoes could breed. He directed officials of the Urban Local Bodies to issue notices to owners of all vacant plots in the urban areas to ensure cleanliness and make available fogging machines in all districts. The Public Works Department (Buildings and Roads) has been told to fill up pits on the roads or near residential areas.
Participation of public representatives would be ensured in the drive. Besides, the Education Department has been directed to spread awareness among students of schools, colleges and other educational institutions about these diseases. He also appealed to the people to observe dry-day every Sunday to dry up all water containers and refill them. Poster and banners should be put up outside schools and colleges regarding prevention of these diseases.
Those present included Principal Secretary, Health, Mr Amit Jha, Director General, Ayush, Dr Saket Kumar, National Health Mission, Managing Director, Mrs P Amneet Kumar, Director General, Health, Dr Praveen Garg, and officers of various departments.