Ghaziabad kickstarts drive against vector-borne diseases

DM Ajay Shankar Pandey, Mayor Asha Sharma and Municipal Commissioner, Dr Dinesh Chandra Singh flagged off a fleet of vehicles and men as a symbolic gesture


A campaign to contain vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue apart from Covid, in line with the state order was kickstarted today in Ghaziabad by DM Ajay Shankar Pandey, Mayor Asha Sharma and Municipal Commissioner, Dr Dinesh Chandra Singh who flagged off a fleet of 4 water sprinkler tanks, 8 tempos and staff with 40 hand mounted manual spray machines from the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) headquarters at Navyug Market. A mixture of sodium hypochlorite for sanitization and larvicide (temephos) will be sprinkled under this exercise to contain the spread of mosquitoes and virus.

All zones will be covered under the drive. In Vasundhara and Mohan Nagar zones the drive was monitored by ZSO, DK Agrawal. Under this drive, cleaning and de-silting of drains and general sanitation drive is also being conducted by the GNN.

Mayor Asha Sharma exhorted the staff and public present to follow social distancing norms by maintain 2 yard space between two individuals and wearing masks while going out.

She also said that drinking a mixture of herbs such as Giloy, Tulsi, black pepper, Ashwgandha, turmeric and Gur should be consumed as a preventive measure against Covid.

The Municipal Commissioner also came in for special praise for working diligently to contain the pandemic. The DM also exhorted the people to follow the regimen prescribed by the Mayor.

Dr Dinesh Chandra Singh asked everyone present to follow the diktats of the Ayush Ministry and to regularly consume the Kadha as stipulated by the ministry as well as to include Yoga in everyday life so as to boost the immunity of the body to fight the pandemic. He also motivated his staff that has been working hard, day & night in sanitizing the city. reporter