Ensure preventive steps against vector borne diseases: Delhi LG
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) As the national capital battles the spread of deadly COVID-19 virus, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal on Tuesday advised the civic bodies to intensify information, education and communication (IEC) activities to tackle the vector borne diseases.
In a meeting conducted through video conferencing and attended by Union Health and Family Welfare minister Dr Harsh Vardhan with Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain along with MCD Commissioners, Chairman of NDMC & hospital in-charges, Baijal reviewed preparedness for prevention of vector borne diseases in Delhi.
“Vector borne diseases are outbreak-prone and prevention is the best strategy, therefore coordinated efforts by all agencies are mandated. There should be a focus on case-based surveillance, tracing source of transmission, identification of vulnerable areas & source reduction of vectors,” Baijal said.
Baijal advised civic bodies in the national capital to intensify IEC activities involving RWAs.
“Preventive measures such as active surveillance, early detection, proper treatment should be ensured,” Baijal added.