Chandrababu declares ‘war’ against contagious diseases

Vijayawada, Sep 20 (PTI) Andhra Pradesh Chief MinisterN Chandrababu Naidu today declared a "war" on contagiousdiseases with an aim to root them out of the state. "From the Chief Minister to the village sarpanch, fromthe Chief Secretary to the village secretary everyone shouldtake part in this war. We have to eliminate the mosquitoes andcreate awareness among people on the need to maintain cleansurroundings," Naidu told district Collectors and otherofficials in a tele-conference this morning. A senior IAS officer would coordinate the activitiesin each district. "Our aim is to completely wipe out nine contagiousdiseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, diarrhoea,typhoid, swine flu from the state. Awareness should be spreadon the causes of the diseases and the precautions to avoidthem. Everyone should educate five others in this regard,"Chandrababu said. "Everyone should take this as a challenge and remainvigilant. Awareness rallies should be taken out across thestate on the (September) 24th," he said. Teams of doctors, nurses, paramedics, ANMs, students,nutritionists and government officials should conduct adoor-to-door campaign and supply required medical kits to thehouseholds and also sensitise them on maintaining cleansurroundings and hygiene, the Chief Minister said. PTI DBV GKMNGBAS

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