Chandigarh, 29th June, 2016: As a preparatory activity for control of Malaria and Dengue in the coming season the Malaria wing of Health Department, UT-Chandigarh today organized Health Awareness camp/ advocacy workshop at Vill. Khuda Ali Sher.

The awareness camp was attended by Dr. Inderpal Singh-Epidemiologist, Dr. Tanvi Behal (Medical Officer I/c civil dispensary Vill. Khuda Ali Sher), and staff from the Malaria wing, opinion leaders and general public from the area.

Dr. Inderpal Singh stressed on active community participation at all levels to prevent occurrence of mosquitogenic situation in the area. He outlined the preventive steps for this purpose and assured continuance of anti larval and anti adult measures for mosquitoes with full zeal in the season. He also urged all to maintain vigil over the water borne diseases in the area.

Various teams were constituted by the NVBDCP Staff for carrying following field activities. 09 slides were examined during the camp.
1. Checking of coolers.
2. Anti larval activities.
3. Anti adult activities.
4. IEC activities by door to door visits by the staff and distribution of pamphlets.
5. Mega phone announcements for general awareness to the public.
An Entomological Exhibition was organized for public awareness. Display of sign and symptoms of Malaria as well as hand bills distribution amongst the general public was also done.

A rally was also flagged off by the Officers and local leaders of Vill. Khuda Ali Sherfor creating awareness for prevention and control of vector borne diseases.