Siliguri, 22nd February: A unique initiative has been taken by the Siliguri Municipal Corporation to prevent the dengue. A 1 minute 12 seconds long video clip has been released to raise awareness among the people regarding dengue. The Mayor-in-Council of the Health Department, Shankar Ghosh, stated that awareness will be raised among the people regarding dengue through the video clip.
A dengue outbreak was witnessed in Siliguri, last year, which resulted in many deaths. Hence, awareness is being raised among the people, this year, through the video.
In this context, Shankar Ghosh stated that there are many other problems including lack of staff in the SMC, due to which they are not being able to completely focus on the dengue issue. He further stated that the State Government has been informed, in this regard. He further mentioned that the dengue outbreak can only be prevented completely if the State Government pays attention to it.