The Delhi government orders schools to observe the “dry day” every week. here’s why

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The move is part of the student awareness campaign against vector-borne diseases

New Delhi:

The Delhi government has ordered all schools in the nation’s capital to observe a “dry day” once a week in which coolers, flower pots, bird pots, water containers, standing water and other possible sites should be carefully checked to prevent mosquito breeding.

This initiative is part of the awareness campaign for students against vector-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya.

“The rainy season is the most prone to vector-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya and malaria which are spread at this time each year. These are all diseases generated by mosquitoes and they sometimes take on epidemic proportions if they occur. preventive measures are not taken. “

“Prevention is the best method to control any disease. In order to control and prevent the epidemic, it is essential to prevent mosquito breeding and students should be made aware of this,” the Education Directorate (DoE ) in a letter to school principals.

In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all schools are closed to students and therefore all principals are encouraged to use the facilities of social media and mass messaging to instruct students to follow at home, he added.

Wearing long-sleeved clothing, using mosquito repellents, putting wire mesh on doors and windows to prevent entry of mosquitoes, covering all water tanks and containers with lids properly adjusted to prevent mosquito breeding, are among the measures listed in the awareness campaign.

<< Observation of a dry day once a week in all schools (preferably the last working day) during which coolers, flower pots, bird pots, water containers, debris, l "Standing water and other possible breeding sites should be carefully checked to avoid any possibility of mosquito breeding," the DoE said.

All schools have also been asked to appoint a nodal manager who will be responsible for all activities related to the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases and will monitor the activities carried out.

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