BHUBANESWAR: A vehicle remodelled as chariot will spread messages on healthy habits among the citizens in order to check jaundice. The vehicle, ‘Jaundice Pratikar Abhiyan’, was flagged off by BMC Mayor AN Jena on Saturday.
The chariot containing messages on basic symptoms and causes of jaundice and preventive measures. The chariot will visit slums and public places in the City.
A route chart has also been prepared for the campaign vehicle having awareness leaflets that will be distributed by volunteers. Anganwadi workers will join the awareness campaign in slums from Sunday. Communication team of BMC is coordinating the campaign.
Meanwhile, Jena and BMC officials visited Jharana slum to assess the situation and spoke to jaundice affected persons.
Similarly, BMC’s food safety squad has taken samples of street vendors from Station Square area.
City Health officials also conducted door-to-door survey in Jharana Basti.
A meeting on creating an action plan for jaundice control was organised by DPH where City Health Officer attended on behalf of BMC. “The officials have been directed to take measures for identification of jaundice patients and admitting them to the Capital Hospital,” Jena said.