DLF 5 hosts Awareness Workshops for ‘Mission Stop Dengue’

  • Maiden workshop held at DLF Park Place today
  • Teamsfrom DLF Foundation and Medanta to organizethe awareness drives
  • Multiple drives scheduled at DLF5 condominiums to tackle dengue

Gurugram, August 5 2017:DLF5 today hosted the first workshop on ‘Mission Stop Dengue’ at DLF Park Place organized by DLF Foundation and Medanta Hospital. The event was held at Club Vita, adjacent to the luxury condominium. This marked the first of several Dengue Awareness drives that DLF Foundation and Medanta will be organizing at various DLF5 residential and commercial properties in the coming weeks. The session received tremendous participation from the residents of DLF Park Place.

As a part of the workshop, the residents were briefedon how to tackle the dengue menace primarily through prevention and safeguard measures. The session was conducted byDr. Sushila Kataria and her team of doctors from Medanta. They highlighted the precautionary measures that should be taken to prevent dengue and the warning symptoms to detect if someone is affected by the disease.

The interactive session saw the participants getting educated about the precautions such asinhibiting stagnant water anywhere near their residences, cleaning water coolers regularly, draining excess water from flower pots, cleaning and covering water tanks, dressing in light cotton full sleeves clothes and using a mosquito repellent. The session additionally included a team of Ayurveda doctors elaborating on home remedies that can be instrumental in prevention and cure for dengue.

On the sidelines of the event, an interactive Q&A session was conducted by the Medanta team.The participants who responded correctly weregivenmedical kits. These consisted of a sample collection set, a microscope to spot larvae in the sample, oil to kill the larvae and a mosquito repellant.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Aakash Ohri, Senior Executive Director, DLF5 said, “The threat of dengue is real and we have seen several cases not only in Gurugram but Delhi-NCR as well. It is only through such initiatives that people can be made aware on how to stay safe and keep the surroundings clean in order to prevent dengue and other water borne diseases. We are thankful to DLF Foundation and Medanta for their support in organizing ‘Mission Stop Dengue’ at DLF5. I am sure of similar enthusiastic participation in the rest of DLF5 condominiumsin the coming weeks.”

Echoing similar thoughts, Mr. Vinay Sahni, CEO, DLF Foundation added, “The aim of the Mission is to preventthe spread of dengue. I urge everyone to come forward and join hands with us in spreading awareness which canhelp prevent the spread of this mosquito borne disease. We are looking forward to taking Mission Stop Dengue to a maximum number of people to ensure dengue prevention and control.”

Yogesh Saini, a resident ofDLF Park Place said, “It was a great experience to be a part of this session. The best thing about the event was that there are numerous home remedies that can be used to tackle dengue that we were not aware of. We look forward to similar initiatives in the future.”

Mrs. Radhika Chand of DLF Park Place said, “The interactive session made the whole experienceextremely interesting and informative. A big thumbs up to the teams of DLF Foundation, Medanta and DLF5 for such a great initiative.”

So far, over 52 suspected cases of dengue have been reported in Gurugram and three of them have been confirmed for dengue. The need for such initiatives has never been more critical. ‘Mission Stop Dengue’ was launched on National Dengue Day which aims to reduce Dengue through a continuous round the year activities in a span of three years by engaging RWAs and schools.

About DLF5

DLF5 is a state-of-the-art, integrated development offering high-end residential, commercial, retail and community facilities. More than just bricks and mortar, DLF5 aims to provide a world-class lifestyle in Gurugram, building a new Indian utopia with an unmatched living experience of global standards for their residents. The DLF5 community features numerous choices to live, work and play luxuriously. Residential lifestyle reaches new heights with renowned luxury apartment communities such as The Aralias, The Magnolias, The Belaire and DLF Park Place, amongst others. These homes are occupied by high profile, culturally diverse and discerning residents who have chosen DLF5 as their home and workplace.

For further information, please contact:

Pallavi Mohan
E-mail ID: mohan-pallavi@dlf.in>
Phone No.: +91-9899299590

Eshan Dhar/ Amrita Dhar Roy
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Phone No.: +91-9643160064/+91-8447963118