School children might play a vital role as Social Ambassadors
“School children might play a vital role as a Social Ambassador in terms of disseminating the message pertaining to prevent and control of Vector Borne Diseases like Dengue, Malaria and Chikungunya in the society. And they are capable to convince their nearest and dearest and people at large as well to make the habitat neat and clean around their surroundings.”
This has been observed by Secretary NDMC, Smt.Rashmi Singh, while speaking after inaugurating an interactive session organized for principals, nodal officers and school children on containment of Vector Borne Diseases at NDMC Convention Centre in New Delhi today.
As many as 200 school children from 75 Government and Private Schools of NDMC area and prominent among were Sardar Patel School, Modern School, Mount Carmel School, Lady Irwin School, St.Columbus, Convent of Jesus & Merry participated alongwith principals, teachers and nodal officers.
The Secretary said that medicine is far away from the cure in case the prevention applies in the first instance and added that the problem of Vector Borne Diseases might not be solved alone by the NDMC or any other civic body but it should be a joint venture of each and every segment of society to get rid of the dread Diseases.
The expert from World Health Organization, Dr.B.N.Nagpal and NDMC Medical Officer of Health, Dr.Ramesh Kumar, Senior CMO, Dr. R.N.Singh alongwith Advisor Health Dr.P.K.Sharma interacted with the participants about the causes and preventive measures for Vector Borne Diseases on the occasion.