Nagpur: Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on July 1, Wednesday, held a programme at Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Vishwavidyalaya, Chhapru Nagar Unit on preventive measures against malaria and filariasis.
Leader of Ruling Party in NMC Dayashankar Tiwari was chief guest of the function. In his address he explained, if Guppy fish is introduced in water, the mosquito menace can be controlled. He informed, the Nag River in the city has become so popular that because of the Guppy fish found in abundance in the river its picture is being displayed at National Malaria Research Institute, Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, senior health inspector, health department, NMC, Dr Rajesh Rajurkar explained in detail the diseases caused by various types of mosquitoes, and how the mosquitoes flourish in clean water as well as in the garbage. He said, the mosquitoes lay eggs wherever there is still water. According to him, the mosquitoes which bite during day time are different from those bite during night time, and the diseases cause by them are also different.
On this occasion, the pamphlets brought out by NMC on preventive measures against malaria and filariasis were distributed.
Chhapru Nagar centre in-charge Didi got the ‘sahaj yog’ performed by all present over there. About 90-100 members of Brahma Kumaris derived benefit from the programme, said a press note issued by Brahma Kumari Pushpa Rani.