Advertisement

Bhopal: Malaria department teams visit churches to prevent dengue

07:44 PM Oct 17, 2021 | Staff Reporter
Malaria department team in a church in Bhopal on Sunday

BHOPAL: Malaria department has reached out to state capital ’s religious institutions to help combat the outbreak of dengue and chikungunya under state government’s comprehensive drive. The campaign has been launched by health department.

The market associations across state capital have already come forward to join the drive and help in maintaining cleanliness around. Malaria department has launched drive to visit religious places with dengue team. On Sunday, it visited churches to raise awareness about rise in dengue cases.

Advertisement
Advertisement

The religious institutions will help malaria department to spread awareness about spread of chikungunya and dengue and will appeal to take preventive steps like controlling breeding of mosquitoes. In turn, religious institutions will appeal to people to prevent spread of vector-borne diseases.

Advertisement

District malaria officer Dr Akhilesh Dubey told Free Press that teams visited churches on Sunday as Christians gather there for prayers on the day. “We distributed pamphlets and told them how to curb dengue, destroy mosquito larvae in their houses and vicinity. We will visit mosques on Friday for same purpose. We will visit temples on Tuesday, gurdwaras on Thursday,” he added.

Next target will be hostels. The department will appeal to students to maintain cleanliness. “Focus on gatherings will helps us to raise awareness fast about the diseases,” Dr Dubey added.

Also Read: Madhya Pradesh: 7,500 plus dengue cases raise alarm in state

(To view our epaper please Read Now. For all the latest News, Mumbai, Entertainment, Cricket, Business and Featured News updates, visit Free Press Journal. Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and do like our Facebook page for continuous updates on the go)

Advertisement