Panaji: April 27, 2017 … World Malaria Day was observed by Urban Health Centre, Margao today. Advocacy workshop on vector borne diseases by National Vector Born Diseases Control Programme was also held on the occasion. The theme of the World Malaria Day was ‘End Malaria for Good’. Chairperson, Margao Municipal Council Dr. Babita Angle Prabhudessai inaugurated the gathering by lightning traditional lamp in presence of Dr. Chandrakant Parab, Deputy Director, National Vector Born Diseases Programme, Dr. Martinha Fernandes, Health Officer, Urban Health Centre, Margao and others.

While speaking on the occasion Chairperson Dr. Babita Angle Prabhudessai said, sanitization in environment is directly related with vector borne diseases and it is a duty of every responsible citizen to contribute towards sanitization in their surroundings. She also asked to prevent stagnation of the water as it is a most favourable breeding ground for mosquitoes. She appealed all to work hand in hand with government authorities and assured all cooperation from municipality.

Dr. Chandrakant Parab with the use of slide show gave talk on vector borne diseases. He said Mosquito is the most dangerous insect. He also informed how the vector borne diseases spread, types of mosquitoes and diseases transmitted by them.

Officials of various Departments, councillors, members of NGO’s, builders, labour contractors, scrap yard owners took part in the interactive session.

Dr. Martinha Fernandes welcomed the gathering while Dr. Joseema Colaco gave vote of thanks.