Workers tackle dengue menace with role play

The Greater Chennai Corporation on Wednesday stepped up the dengue awareness drive through a role play at a school in the city
Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC)
Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC)

Chennai

Donning the roles of mosquitoes, health workers on Wednesday staged a role play for students at Perambur Girls Higher Secondary School. The initiative was part of the extensive dengue awareness programme underway in the city for the last two months. 
Gathering close to 700 students, the programme involved power point presentation, video clips and messages. Talking to DTNext, Dr TG Srinivasan, Health Education Officer, Public Health Department, Greater Chennai Corporation, said that the role play was staged for the first time, as part of the awareness programme. He said, “We wanted to demonstrate the prevention and treatment aspects of the disease. This play supplements our ongoing efforts to create awareness on the disease.” 
The students were given ambassador cards, in order to spread the message in the households. He added, “When we give them the responsibility, they are all the motivated to execute it. Dengue is a household issue, as the disease begins at home. We wanted to show how disposing unused storage containers that serve as the breeding ground of mosquitoes can ensure that the disease is rooted out.”
More than 20 programmes have been held across the city across schools, colleges and other educational institutions. Dr Srinivasan said more initiatives have been planned, as part of the programme. V Mohanachandran, Zonal Officer- Zone VI, inaugurated the event.

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