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National Dengue Day observed at Govt College of Education Chandigarh

May 16, 2023 05:35 PM

Chandigarh: The NSS Cell of the Government College of Education, Sector 20, D, Chandigarh organized a sanitizing/training program for prevention of Dengue while observing the National Dengue Day today.


The Assistant Director Malaria (NVBDCP)-cum-State Nodal Officer, Climate Health Services, UT Chandigarh. Volunteers Shivam and Komal, the President and the Vice President of NSS, and Dr Ravneet Chawla, NSS Incharge of the college escorted the Guest Speaker. Dr. Sapna Nanda, Principal of the college, welcomed Dr. Gill. Volunteer Sachi Sudhir, the NSS Information Officer introduced the speaker of high stature and merit who had himself taken the initiative to educate the volunteers and the staff.


Dr. Upendrajeet Singh Gill in a very systematic way gave the concept of climate change. The trends of mosquito based mass concerns and the know-how on statistics of the region in light of the national figures. He insisted upon not taking the assumption that urban and modern city can be treated as a free zone of dengue or chickenguniya. He introduced the audience to anopheles, aedes and culex and elaborated upon the distinguishing visual identification and the affect they leave on the body. His deliberation was case studies, anecdotes and data based which made it very easy to absorb the new knowledge besides the incomplete assumed ideas anyone may have. 


Prevention, management and the do’s and don’ts of healthy body care and environmental practices were included in the two hours training. He emphasized on the common mistakes committed by masses in their home, commercial set ups and by the roadside. There is a need to manage dustbin hygiene, water rotation of plants around us, and filling up any possible pits or wet areas and grooves, he said. He also educated on the wrong notions of certain insects to be assumed as disease causing mosquitoes. The interactive session included the volunteers taking responsibility for community care and a responsible citizen themselves.

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