As the dengue cases in community were on the rise this year, the district administration of Mangalore had directed the Health and Family Welfare department to organize awareness drive in their localities in coordination with all the citizen groups.
As a part of this drive, the KVG Medical College and Hospital and KVG Nursing college students and faculties participated in Dengue Drive Day activities organized collaboration with Taluk Health Dept , IMA Sullia, Nagarapanchayat, Rotary Club, Chamber of commerce Sullia and other local organaisation.. The programme started at 9.00am at Pvt Bust stand, where Dr. Narayana Holla Professor Community Medicine addressed the gathering and spoke on the responsibilities of the people regarding the environmental measures one can follow in their houses as well in their surroundings to reduce the vector density in the community, which will reduce the case load in the community. Dr. Geetha Doppa Professor and HOD OBG spoke regarding clinical features and treatment of dengue. Dr. Shashikala N Asst Prof, Community Medicine and Mrs. Chandravathi Principal KVG Nursing College, , Mr. Chandrashekhar Manager, Mr. Umar Sr. Executive,Mr. Dayananda Health Inspector, Mr. Shashidhar PRO KVGMCH are present. Dr Subramanya THO Sullia, Mr. Sudhakar Rai President chamber of commerce Sullia, also participated.
Later an awareness rally went around the town in two groups consisting of medical and nursing students, ASHAs, ANMs and health workers & publics. The rally concluded at the KVG circle where refreshments were provided to all the participants.