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Dengue Awareness camp organised at St Andrews school in Bowenpally was inaugurasted by the Minister of Health in Telangana Dr C Laxma Reddy along with zonal commissioner Dr Gaurav Uppal, chief entomologist of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) V Venkatesh, deputy commissioner Ravinder Kumar and corporator of Bowenpally Narasimha Yadav. 

Dengue Awareness camp organised at St Andrews school in Bowenpally was inaugurasted by the Minister of Health in Telangana Dr C Laxma Reddy along with zonal commissioner Dr Gaurav Uppal, chief entomologist of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) V Venkatesh, deputy commissioner Ravinder Kumar and corporator of Bowenpally Narasimha Yadav.

Addressing the students, Dr Reddy said, “People need to be aware of possible mosquito-breeding spots in their vicinity and for that, Dengue awareness programme is very essential. There are chances of preventing the dreaded disease by making conscious efforts in maintaining a clean environment and preventing stagnation of water.”

Urging students to observe ‘Friday’ as a ‘Dry Day’, to ensure that there is no water stagnation he said, “Along with the health ministry and the GHMC, it is our endeavour to bring about awareness campaigns to sensitise citizens of the harmful effects of dengue, caused by Aedes Aegypti mosquito, also known as morning mosquito.” At the end of the address, he launched the Dengue awareness poster in the School.

An exhibition was also held to highlight the prevention of diseases like dengue from spreading. Dengue fever has been one of the major epidemic diseases registered in developing countries, causing great economic, social and public health impact to the communities where it occurs.

Through this campaign, major emphasis was laid on preventing the stagnation of water that often becomes breeding grounds for mosquitoes carrying dengue, malaria and other diseases.

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