Dengue is one of the most common widely spreading arthropod-borne viral diseases these days. It is caused by a virus transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. With the increase in the number of people affected by dengue, it becomes important to safeguard people against this disease. As it is commonly said ‘Prevention is better than cure.’ Therefore, it is crucial to spread awareness about this disease and appropriate measures should be ensured to combat it.
With the huge outbreak of dengue in delhi, there have been many cases of deaths occurring due to lack of proper medical treatment. The hospitals are grappling with shortage of beds for the patients. Keeping in mind the miserable plight of the dengue affected society, National Organisation For Social Empowerment organized a free dengue checkup and awareness camp at Bhumiheen camp, near by Kathak School in Govind Puri on 26th September 2015. The organization strives to work for the welfare of underprivileged and backward sections of society. It is considered as one of the most effective NGOs and has established benchmarks with its sincere efforts and commitment to the cause of social welfare.
The campaign was set up by the volunteers and members of National Organisation For Social Empowerment and a team of doctors and aimed making people aware about “Prevention and Control of Dengue.” Around 100-200 people who live in the slums of Bhumiheen camp area came to our camp for free dengue checkup. The campaign included all the facts and information about the causes and transmission of dengue fever, the symptoms & signs, the incubation period, diagnosis of dengue fever and the home remedies to combat it.
According to the official spokesperson of National NGO, “The campaign by National Organisation For Social Empowerment aimed at ensuring the welfare of underprivileged and needy people. The campaign got a huge response from the people of Bhumiheen Camp.