Last year Delhi faced increased number of Dengue cases some of the cases event met casualty . Now with the advent of monsoon season, there is a high likelihood of emergence of increased number of dengue cases in Delhi.And this time delhites should not face the same hardship as they faced last year .Government hospitals are taking new ways to prevent that tragedy .One of the innovative step is taken by west Delhi To make the general public aware about the various aspects of dengue fever, janak puri superspeciality hospital organised a drawing competition on 20th May 2017. Childrens and adults from different parts of Delhi participated in this programme. Director of Janak Puri Super Speciality Hospital Dr. M. M. Mehendiratta inaugurated this event and encouraged all the participants
According to him prevention is the best way to fight against dengue. He said that public awareness plays an important role in prevention of mosquito breeding sites, early detection of symptoms and thus managing dengue cases effectively. Keeping this in mind besides making all arrangements for managing the patients the hospital authority is also taking such initiative for general public awareness.
Managing the event Dr. Brij Kishore Tyagi ,the nodal officer of Dengue control stated that if a citizen is aware of the causes and symptoms of the disease cases of Dengue can be drastically reduced which was the sole aim of this event.
Through the medium of amazing paintings the participants gave a nice message that they understand the value of knowledge about Dengue and its prevention. Their enthusiasm was worth commendable and was appreciated by the judges as well. The event was also supported by giving health talks to the general public and a short skit play related to dengue.
At the end the winners of drawing competition were awarded by Medical superintendent of Hospital, Dr. Ashok Kumar. In 6 to 10 years age group subhashmita received first, devansh second and dhanishtha third prize respectively. In the 11 to 16 years age group first , second and third prizes were won by kumkum, deekshant and aradhna. Monika received first prize in more than 16 years category alongwith anu and ritika receiving second and third prizes. Special consolation prizes by JSSH Society were won by Garima, Shubhangi, Gracy, Ramansh and Manya.
In this event various Resident welfare associations and NGOs such as kalpvraksha also took part and pledged to spread the message of Dengue prevention to the masses .It must be again emphasized that dengue is totally a preventable disease , what is needed is will power and janakpuri superspeciality hospital has shown that .