Berhampur (Odisha): As two more suspected
dengue cases were reported in Ganjam district, the administration has decided to sensitize school children on the causes and prevention of vector borne diseases, officials said today.
The decision to this effect was taken at a task force meeting held at Chhatrapur and attended by all district-level officers. The meeting was presided by Additional District Magistrate and in-charge Collector Lingaraj Rath.
School teachers will educate the students about preventive measures against dengue.
"The sensitiziation progrmme among the students will be taken up after their morning assembly", said district education officer S K Patra.
Leaflets, containing causes and preventive measures for dengue and malaria, prepared by the health department would be distributed among the students, said district malaria officer U S Mishra.
Accredited social health activists, anganwadi and health workers would also be engaged to educate rural villagers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds in their localities.