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Govt to carry out inspections to prevent mosquito breeding

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To spread awareness over vector-borne diseases

In a bid to make the city free of dengue and chikungunya, Ministers of the State government and AAP MLAs will carry out inspections in their respective constituencies to check instances of water stagnation which can lead to breeding of mosquitoes.

They will also spread awareness about the measures to prevent the diseases among the residents, said an official statement. “The idea is also to rope in the RWAs with the Delhi government’s campaign to prevent mosquito breeding in their localities and neighbourhoods,” the statement said. A documentary film made by the government will also be shown in various localities.

Advisory to schools

Meanwhile, the government has issued an advisory to schools asking them to spread awareness among students about the symptoms of swine flu and preventive measures. “Schools are advised to create awareness among children about the do’s and dont’s with respect to swine flu. They should be encouraged to practice personal hygiene...Children with flu symptoms should be advised to stay at home, until they get fully cured,” the advisory read. According to the Health Ministry, swine flu has claimed 1,586 lives so far this year, almost six times more than the number of deaths recorded last year. A total of 31,787 cases were reported across the country till September 10.

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