Godrej Protekt Mr. Magic to spread awareness in schools about steps to fight swine flu

A team of doctors from Protekt Mr. Magic will visit Delhi schools and engage students during the morning assembly on how they can protect themselves from swine flu

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In a bid to combat swine flu, Godrej Protekt Mr. Magic, India’s first powder to liquid handwash, has initiated a week-long awareness programme across 47 schools in Delhi with more than 42,000 students. Children across schools will be educated on preventive measures to curb the spread of swine flu. 

As per data released by the Union Health Ministry, swine flu has claimed 312 lives with over 9,000 cases being reported in India. In Delhi alone, swine flu cases have mounted to 1,965, as per a report by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). 

Children face high risk as they are more exposed to the H1N1 virus, the primary cause of swine flu, in crowded places like schools. Thus, Godrej Protekt Mr. Magic chose to start an awareness program in schools. As part of this, a team of doctors from Protekt Mr. Magic will visit Delhi schools and engage students during the morning assembly on how they can protect themselves from swine flu. This will be followed by free product distribution.

Speaking on the awareness programme, Sunil Kataria, CEO – India and SAARC, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd said, “The best prevention for swine flu is to keep hands sanitized and clean. Most people make the mistake of washing their hands with water only. Even when they wash their hands, they use soap bar, while the more hygienic alternative is liquid hand wash, which however is considered expensive. So, we have empowered Indian households with Protekt Mr. Magic handwash that makes a bottle full of hand wash at just Rs 15. As a health and wellness brand, Protekt Mr. Magic aims to spread awareness on hand hygiene habits, especially when a simple act of hand washing with a liquid hand wash can curb the spread of life-threatening diseases like swine flu. The awareness programme in Delhi is our contribution towards ensuring safety and well-being of children in a scenario when swine flu cases are constantly rising.”

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