The State level function of National Dengue Day was held at the conference hall of Urban Health Centre today, organised by National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Directorate of Health Services. The theme of this year is Harness Partnership to Defeat Dengue.
While speaking at the function State programme officer (NVBDCP) Dr. Kalpana Mahatme said that early symptoms and signs of Dengue can help oneself to recover fast. “It is rightly said that Prevention is better than cure and public awareness can reduce the cases of Dengue in Large numbers. The medical staffs have been working tirelessly by organizing drives, camps and sending out leaflets informing general public on prevention of Dengue disease. Periodic supervision and cleaning of surrounding areas can reduce the mosquito breeding.”She added. Dr. Kalpana further informed that mosquito breeds in stagnant water, near construction areas and therefore mobilizing such areas are necessary to sustain prevention of mosquito breeding.
Chairperson Goa State Commission for Women Smt Ranjita Pai encouraged the medical staff for taking drastic measure and steps to reduce the cases of death due to Dengue disease. She congratulated the enthusiastic medical staff and officers who work tirelessly day and night for the betterment of the society.
The Chairperson of Margao Municipality Council Shri Damodar Shirodkar congratulated the medical staffs and doctors for working towards reducing the dengue cases in Goa. He informed that he along with his councilors are available whenever the medical staff needs help in oragnising drives and cleaning areas where chances of mosquito breeding can take place.
The Asst. Director of Education Shri Melvin Dcosta along with other medical superintendent and nodal officers were present on the occasion.