Mapusa urban health centre has been continuously making efforts in its jurisdiction to create awareness on malaria and dengue with the help of school students.
The urban health centre has identified Khorlim and Angod as high-risk zones for dengue and Karaswada for malaria.
On Monday, the health centre along with NCC cadets of Janta High school undertook an awareness drive in Angod where students went door-to-door educating residents about measures to be taken to keep dengue and malaria at bay. The students along with health centre officials took steps at stagnant-water spots.
During the drive, a major concern was raised over scrap vehicles lying parked along the roads and which have become mosquito-breeding sites.
Interacting with media, Anil Umraskar, health officer of Mapusa urban health centre said that “we have been creating awareness in our jurisdiction with the help of school students against dengue and malaria. During our visit in Angod area, we noticed mosquitoes breeding in abandoned vehicles, tyres, flower vases in houses. We told residents and workshop employees about preventive measures to be taken to avoid mosquito breeding”.
In this regard, advocate Mahesh Rane of Khorlim has filed a written complaint with Mapusa urban health centre seeking action against those discharging sewage
into drains and also against builders who have not taken precautionary measures at their sites.
from The Navhind Times https://ift.tt/2mqC0aZ