DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance initiates #HumVsDengue Campaign for the third consecutive year
Gurugram, September 2018: DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance has initiated the #HumVsDengue campaign (www.humvsdengue.org) for the third consecutive year. The initiative is a fine example of a public-private partnership where efforts of the government are supplemented by residents, corporates, hospitals and schools. The initiative involves The Health Department, Deputy Commissioner’s Office and Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) along with Haryana Urban Development Authority Office (HUDA).The programme also receives the support of the education department, the corporate sector, Indian Red Cross Society, Hospitals, Academic Institutions and Citizens who join hands to keep Gurugram safe from the menace of dengue.
Commenting on DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance’s association, Mr. Anoop Pabby, Managing Director and CEO, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance said, “Dengue is rapidly spreading its tentacles in India and in the year 2017, there were 2,56,170 cases of Dengue and Chikungunya in India, as per the report of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP). As a company we strongly believe that a critical disease such as Dengue can only be fought collectively on a unified platform. With the onset of the monsoon, it is essential to spread awareness against this menace so we are kick-starting our initiative #HumVsDengue to propagate Dengue prevention. Under this initiative will distribute the awareness leaflets, conduct free workshops, set-up helpline numbers and will also sponsor the dengue treatment insurance for the underprivileged children. The company along with Department of Health, Gurugram and Municipal Corporation of Gurugram urges the citizens and corporates to step forward and be part of this community campaign to achieve a BEHTAR INDIA, added Mr. Pabby
HumVsDengue campaign is a mix of online as well as offline efforts to ensure maximum awareness about Dengue in the community. The campaign will spread the Dengue Awareness through the website (www.humvsdengue.org)) helpline number - (0124-2222465) and the anti-Mosquito Fogging Helpline - (1800-180-1817). Dengue prevention literature is available online as well as in the form of leaflets and posters for schools, societies as well as organizations. Schools, RWAs or companies can also request for a “Dengue Prevention” workshop to increase awareness amongst its members. The campaign will bring forward the real time status of the dengue cases in the city via an online report as well as the mapping forwarded by the Geographical Union System Department, Gurugram.
The programme enables the volunteers to register for blood/blood platelet donation and urges the corporate sector and citizens to come forward and sponsor dengue protection kits for underprivileged children.
So far, over 29,000 children have received the sponsored Dengue treatment cover and the details of over 100 blood donors’ have been shared with the government as part of this campaign. More than 200 workshops have been conducted under this campaign by the DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance team. The campaign is a huge success and has received immense support from the local communities, societies, schools and corporates.