GUWAHATI: Indian Oil Corporation Limited associated with Guwahati Municipal Corporation observed World Malaria Day on April 25, 2019, in Guwahati. On the occasion, a brief event was organized at Lakhipriya Devi Baruani Children Park (LDBC Park) on Mother Teresa Road in Narikalbari area, where Debeswar Malakar, lAS, Commissioner of Guwahati Municipal Corporation participated along with his team of officials from Health Department. Malakar, speaking on the occasion, stressed on the need for awareness on mosquito related diseases, general cleanliness and also the underlying gravity of the slogan, “Zero malaria starts with me”. He called upon the citizens and specially the students present on the occasion to take lead in promoting cleanliness and healthy lifestyle.
As per a press release, IndianOil with assistance from an NGO, Rainbow Development Society, demonstrated measures for mosquito control through application of eco-friendly and non-toxic product, Servo MLO Super in and around the area. Servo MLO Super is specifically recommended for pouring as neat oil on the stagnant water bodies that spreads quickly over the stagnant water surface and meets World Health Organization’s WHO/SIF/23 R1-1999 specification. This results in excellent control over different mosquito species through killing their larvae as it cuts off oxygen supply to mosquito-larvae hanging upside down just beneath the water surface.
Delivering the keynote address on the occasion, Prodip Kumar Kakoti, General Manager, IndianOil, briefly talked on the life cycle of a mosquito and how the product is effective in stopping its growth at larva stage itself. He also pointed out the high cost involved in the conventional measures of mosquito- control like use of chemicals, various repellant creams etc. Dr Minakshi, Zonal Medical Officer, National Vector Borne Disease Control Program also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the threat from mosquito related diseases. Robin Tamuly, Senior Citizen from Narikalbari Area expressed his confidence that above measure will be truly effective in preventing breeding of mosquitoes. Apart from health officials and general public at large, the NGO, “Doctors for You” also took part in the event.
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