To earmark World Health Day and World Malaria Day, Indian Medical Association will be sensitising 2.5 lakh doctors in the country through SMS and emails, about Food Safety and prevention of Vector Borne Diseases.
IMA would celebrate April 7 as World Health Day and it will be dedicated to food safety while April 20 will be celebrated as World Malaria Day and will be dedicated to invest in future and to defeat malaria.
Giving the details, Dr KK Aggarwal, Secretary General, IMA said that more than 3 lakh children in the age group of 0 to 5 years die every year because of food and water related diseases.
The core message of the five keys to safer food are, (1) keep clean, (2) separate raw and cooked, (3) cook thoroughly, (4) keep food at safe temperatures and (5) use safe water and raw materials.
One should not keep food at room temperature for more than two hours.
Vector Borne Diseases specially Dengue are likely to increase this year. Therefore, mass sensitisation of doctors is required to check the disease. IMA has decided to enter into an understanding with the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Govt. of India to work in this area.
IMA is the only representative, national voluntary organisation of Doctors of Modern Scientific System of Medicine, which looks after the interest of doctors as well as well being of the community at large.