Last Updated on October 24, 2022 by Ilmilog Guru
Today I am talking about” Punjab SED Anti-Dengue Activities & Snaps 2022″. So, the school education department in Punjab is working on Anti-dengue app with health department.
In addition, the school education has arranged focal persons in schools and districts. So, they are performing anti-dengue activities on daily basis. However, the district focal person tries to activate dormant users.
Punjab SED Anti-Dengue Activities & Snaps 2022
Get Your School Ready for Dengue Season with These SOPs
- Care of Cleanliness
- Awareness through posters banners etc
- cutting of grass
- Junks removal activity
- Be careful regarding stagnant water and leakages
- Should not wear half sleeves
- Start the school year off right by preparing your school’s facilities and
- classrooms to be ready for dengue season, which
- typically begins in September in Punjab, Pakistan.
- Here are some suggestions on how to go about it with SOPs taken from recent SED Anti-Dengue Awareness campaigns.
What is dengue?
Where does dengue come from?
In other words, Dengue is caused by bites from an infected female mosquito. The virus can take between four and seven days to incubate before any symptoms appear. Often times, people contract the virus by visiting a place where mosquitoes are breeding, such as standing water near homes or construction sites. Punjab has been experiencing heavy rainfall in recent weeks which have led to an increase in the number of cases of dengue fever reported this year. Last year Punjab saw more than 13,000 cases of dengue fever.
What are the symptoms of dengue?
Dengue is a mosquito-borne tropical disease that can produce fever, body aches, and in some cases hemorrhage. Anti-Dengue Activities of Dormant Users include disposing of all standing water around your school as well as implementing insecticide every 3 months inside your classrooms and dormitories. Using Prevention through Awareness Slogans to remind students not to hang out near stagnant water during school time is also helpful. Read more about our anti-dengue activities on our blog here.
Dengue fever is a flu-like illness caused by infection of the dengue virus. There are three types of dengue virus: Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3. We found in various geographical locations but usually only one type infects an area at any given time. The Aedes mosquito spreads the virus through its bite and the symptoms usually start after four to seven days, which may include headache, fever, muscle aches and pain behind the eyes.
However, this fall, as the monsoon brings lots of rain to our region, make sure your school is ready for dengue. Here are some important steps to keep in mind
1) Keep schools clean by regularly sweeping floors and classrooms, cleaning windowsills and surfaces that collect water or condensation.
2) Conduct training on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) about how to identify dengue symptoms and what measures should be taken when a student is suspected of having the disease.
3) Install screens on windows and doors to prevent mosquitoes from entering classrooms, dormitories, office spaces and other common areas where people congregate.
Lessons learned at school level from past experience
As schools prepare to reopen, it is important to know how to combat mosquito breeding and reduce the risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases. Anti-Dengue Activities & Snaps 2022, a Punjab Government Initiative (PSED), aims to address this through a comprehensive community-based participatory approach. So, the project helps communities learn about effective measures that can be taken against mosquitoes like checking rainwater pools in homes or garbage bins, avoiding mosquitos by wearing long sleeves or repellent sprays, educating students on what attracts mosquitoes and other methods of prevention. The SED has implemented a project in 1,502 schools across Punjab.