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August 2019

Published by Burhani Library, 2019-08-23 01:15:19

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VOLUME 113 | ISSUE 119 | AUGUST 2019 Page 4 The Garden City of India, Chandigarh, has set an example for implementing a Established by H.H. Dr. Syedna Environment Wellness & Lifestyle Monthly Newsletter participatory model of city management by involving the resident welfare Mohammed Burhanuddin (RA) associations (RWA). Managing cities has become an increasingly tough job with the rapid pace in urbanization. Urban local bodies have a lot to manage both in terms in 1992 of city services, assets and citizen behavior. The common symptoms are : Chandigarh has around 1800 parks in the city. Depending on the area, these are majorly divided as city parks, community parks and neighborhood parks. Out of ♦ high fever these around 95% are classified as neighborhood parks. These are managed by the ♦ runny nose RWAs under the participatory model adopted by the Municipal Corporation of ♦ sore throat Chandigarh. The excellent condition of the neighborhood parks indicates that the ♦ muscle pains RWA model of management is yielding positive results. ♦ headache ♦ coughing Engaging citizens actively in managing ♦ sneezing the assets of the city makes them more ♦ feeling tired conscious, as they develop a sense of The symptoms begin two ownership towards the city, thus leading days after exposure to the to strong positive associations towards virus and most last less than public goods and services. A contract is a week. The cough, however, signed between the corporation and the may last for more than two RWA annually. Under this, the corporation specifies a rate per square meter every weeks. In children there may month to the RWA for the upkeep of lawns, trees, shrubs and flowers, seatings, be diarrhea and vomiting. play equipments and labor components, which includes farm yard manure, pesticides and insecticides. The corporation plays a supervisory role in inspecting all Complications of influenza the contracted gardens. They also train the RWAs with the required skills and make may include viral pneumonia, secondary bacterial pneumonia, sinus infections and them aware of the do’s and don’ts for the management of parks. Women are worsening of previous health problems such as asthma or heart failure. All age majorly interested in taking up this opportunity. groups can be affected but there are groups that are more at risk than others. Appropriate penalties are also introduced for non-performing RWAs. This has 1. People at greater risk of severe disease or complications when infected are: aesthetically contributed to the image of the city. Un-littered and well-maintained pregnant women, children under 5 years of age, the elderly, individuals with public spaces with appropriate adherence to the rules and regulations also add to chronic medical or immuno-suppressive conditions such as HIV / AIDS, the brand image of the city as well as make the management process sustainable. receiving chemotherapy or steroids. Source : 2. Health care workers are at high risk acquiring influenza virus infection due to increased exposure to the patients and risk further spread particularly to BURHANI FOUNDATION (INDIA) vulnerable individuals. Amatullah Manzil, 65 Bazargate Street, Fort, Mumbai-1. Recycled Paper Used Recycled Paper Used Phone: 22678480 / 22634326 Youtube: Burhani Foundation India Channel Website: Facebook: Burhani-Foundation-India Email: [email protected] Twitter: BFI_environment Instagram: [email protected]

Page 2 Page 3 Continuing our series on sustainable living ideas here are some more :- Seasonal influenza spreads easily with rapid Compost Recycle everything Fix it, don’t throw it transmission in crowded areas including schools and nursing homes. When an infected person You can recycle every- coughs or sneezes, droplets containing viruses are thing, from batteries to dispersed into the air and can spread up to one paper to cars. Before meter and infect persons in close proximity who you throw it away, take breathe these droplets in. a minute to find out if you could recycle it The virus can also be spread by contaminated Start a compost pile or instead. You can save Although throwing away hands. To prevent transmission, people should bin. Toss in it fruit or aluminum and other stuff seems easier and cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when vegetable scraps and metals to take to a local cheaper, why not fix it coughing and wash their hands regularly. even your stale food. scrap metal center. first or try and turn it This will this help create into something else? The The most effective way to prevent the disease is His Holiness Syedna Aaliqadr a natural fertilizer and internet gives you access vaccination. Safe and effective vaccines are Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb TUS has keep your garden to information as well as available and have been used for more than 60 green. It will reduce the the tools to fix or reuse years. Immunity from vaccination wanes over time instructed The Dawoodi Bohra amount of waste going practically anything. and the influenza virus changes rapidly. A new Community to take the Flu-Quadri to landfill. version of the vaccine is developed twice a year and Re-use old clothes Vaccine in this monsoon season. annual vaccination is recommended. BFI is thankful to His Holiness for Use eco-friendly cleaning products Traditional flu vaccines, called “Trivalent” vaccines the timely advice and appeal you all are made to protect against three flu viruses; an to inoculate and protect yourself against this disease. influenza A(H1N1), A(H3N2) virus, and influenza B virus. There are also flu vaccines made to protect against four flu viruses, called A lot of cleaning products have harmful chemicals in Use old clothes instead “Quadrivalent” vaccines. These vaccines protect against the same viruses as the them that aren’t environmentally friendly. Repeated of tissues, paper trivalent vaccine with an additional B virus. exposure to these cleaning products can affect your napkins or paper towels. health as well as the environment. Put them over bowls of So visit a doctor, he may suggest what kind of vaccination is suitable for you. soup in the microwave Green cleaning products use more natural and organic to prevent splatter, use Recycled Paper Used ingredients which are far less harmful. Also you can them to clean up spills, Recycled Paper Used create your own cleaning products that work every bit as etc. Keep a small bucket well, won't leave gross residues and will leave you in a central location to feeling great about doing something good for your home toss them in once used, and your health. and wash them when you have a load full. - Edited content from WHO, WebMD & Medsafe website

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