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20th  August 2016
Whenever Dengue or Chikungunya Case is suspected: Do the followings:
  • SMS to the RWAs President & Secretary who in turn should send SMS to all RWA Members.
  • SMS to be sent to the local IMA Branch President & Secretary who in turn should send a SMS to all the doctors of that respective pin code area.
  • SMS to be sent to all the Pathologists of that area.
  • Local Councillor/MLA/MP should be informed about the outbreak of dengue in a particular Pin Code area so that necessary Vector Control Programme is under taken by the respective Municipal body.
  • All the doctors should make it a point that whenever they see their patients, they do talk about Dengue prevention
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IMA and HCFI release guidelines on dengue and chikungunya management​
 
New Delhi, 19 August 2016: In an attempt to dispel myths and create awareness about the ongoing dengue and chikungunya outbreak in the city, IMA and HCFI today released a set of guidelines on the management of the disease. 
 
Speaking about the issue, Padma Shri Awardee KK Aggarwal - President HCFI and Honorary Secretary General IMA said,” The incidence of dengue and chikungunya will continue to exist this month and instead of creating unnecessary chaos and panic, it is essential that awareness is created about its prevention and timely steps are taken towards disease
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