TAMIL NADU

Thowheedh Jamath activists create awareness of dengue

Prevention:Tamil Nadu Thowheedh Jamath volunteers explaining about dengue to a resident at Melappalayam on Friday.— Photo: A. SHAIKMOHIDEEN  

In a move to contain further spread of dengue, many activists of Tamil Nadu Thowheedh Jamath started up a programme here on Friday to raise awareness about adopting necessary measures to prevent dengue. More than hundred activists were being involved in spreading awareness among the people on a door-to-door basis in various places at Melapalayam, K.M.M. Gnaniyar, town secretary, TNTJ, said.

The residents were asked to keep the water containers covered. The residents had been advised to ward off unwanted or unused things, which encourage mosquito breeding, immediately. The district administration is also involved in creating more awareness about dengue. Health officials were also monitoring the fogging operations done in the district.