transmitted by mosquitoes: campaign launched to raise awareness of mosquito-borne diseases | Kanpur News

Kanpur: The health department reported an awareness float on Saturday to control the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. Its main purpose is to control mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, etc. and raise public awareness of these diseases. The awareness float moves twice a year as part of the Embed project
Under the leadership of the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Nepal Singh, the District Malaria Officer and the Malaria Adviser launched a special awareness campaign in 200 villages selected by the Malaria Department.
During the movement of the chariot, the villagers would be tested for free and the patients would be given treatment or given a fever. Multiple activities including larva survey, signature campaign, etc. would also be carried out continuously. The CMO said that due to the prevailing heat conditions, there are fewer cases of outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases. Keep in mind that mosquitoes breed in coolers and air conditioners. Like Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya, etc. mainly spread during the rainy season, so people take preventive measures to protect themselves from these diseases, he added.
This is a good initiative to control communicable diseases through Embed. Through this float, people living in urban agglomerations would be sensitized to identify mosquito breeding grounds and prevent their breeding, the CMO added.
District Malaria Control Officer AK Singh said the rainy season is approaching during which mosquitoes breed in places where there is waterlogging. “If we keep our houses and outdoor areas clean, mosquito breeding can be controlled during the rainy season,” he said.
The Embed team was visiting every house to let people know about mosquito larvae breeding, said Samman Singh, district coordinator of the Family Health India Embed project.
People should use mosquito nets regularly, prevent the accumulation of water ion utensils, coolers, drums, etc. to protect against waterborne diseases, he said.
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