Creating awareness about dengue

PREVENTION IS BESTThe battle against dengue  

RK Ecran, manufacturer of mosquito screens, doors and windows and The Hindu In School, in association with the Coimbatore Corporation, launched a Dengue Awareness Campaign at Devanga Higher Secondary School.

Corporation Commissioner K. Vijaya Karthikeyan inaugurated the function by addressing 1000 students. He informed them about what causes dengue, preventive methods and the students’ role in preventing the disease. He insisted that the students should clean water tanks periodically and remove stagnant water in all disused tyres and flower pots, and in containers in which money plant was grown in homes, as well as in all small water containers in which the mosquitoes breed. He urged the students to spread dengue awareness among the family and others. He launched an awareness poster and distributed awareness flyers to the students.

Finally, he inspected the exhibits arranged by the health department and congratulated The Hindu and RK Ecran for initiating the social awareness project.

Twenty-five dengue-prone zone schools were identified by the Corporation for this activity, sponsored by RK Ecran.

M. Sivashankar, Managing Director, RK Ecran, addressed the gathering and thanked all the officials behind the campaign and The Hindu . The Deputy Commissioner Gandhimathi, City Health Officer Santhosh, school secretary R. Sivarman, the principal, staff of the school, officials from The Hindu and the Health Department, participated in the function.

The main sponsor of the campaign, RK Ecran, was commended for facilitating the distribution of 30000 flyers to the students and posters to schools, thus creating awareness among school students about dengue.

The Corporation Commissoner K. Vijaya Karthikeyan urdeg the students to clean water tanks and remove stagnant water from flower pots and containers