Chizami: Chizami area observed anti-malaria month on June 26 at Chizami village. About 150 members from various organizations and public leaders from neighboring villages including army, police and GREF personnel attended the meeting.
Dr. Lhishelo Medical officer (MO) PHC Chizami exhorted the public on various diseases spread by mosquitoes and the preventive measures to be taken to prevent the disease.
He said that correct use of DDT spray, use of mosquito net, cleanliness of the surrounding areas of living, prevention of mosquito breeding places are some of the preventive measures.
Baghty: A free-malaria camp was held at Town Hall Baghty town, Wokha district on June 25 initiated by Baghty Students’ Union.
Resource person Dr. Zuben Kikon DPO NVBDCP highlighted on prevention and control of malaria and also encouraged impregnated bed nets and necessary protection. He also spoke about the advantages of using DDT spray and the misuse of DDT powder which leads to hazardous for environment.
More than 250 people attended the camp and were given free medical check-up and free blood tests for more than 90 people were done.
The union further expressed gratitude to Dr. Pithungo Kikon, MO PHC Baghty; Dr. Zuben Kikon, DPO NVBDCP and his staff for their concern towards the people of Baghty town and also to Baghty Town Council and women hoho for their support towards the camp.
Mon: Along with the rest of the country anti malaria month was observed in Mon district on June 16 at main bazaar junction Mon town. Speaking at the programme, Dr. T. Kikon CMO Mon said that malaria was a preventable disease like AIDS and TB and disclosed that malaria cases have come down drastically during the last two years in the district.
Speaking on the theme ‘Prevent mosquito breeding - malaria control everyone’s concern’ and also on prevention and control of malaria and vector borne diseases Dr. Toshirenla DPO NVBDCP appealed to the community to play an active role.
Awareness campaign, blood slide collection was done and free distribution of anti malaria drugs, pamphlets and posters were also distributed in the district head quarter.
Three blocks and ten high risk villages with API 2 and above were also attained to during the campaign.
A total of 2590 blood slide including 152 from Mon town, 50 from Aboi block, 124 from Tizit block, 150 from Naginimora, 104 Tekang village, 60 from Tekok village, 144 from S. Tangten village, 60 from C/Kaochinyu, 70 from Chenwentyu, 55 from wangti village, 141 from Lengnyu village, 30 from Longpho village, 130 from Lapalampong village and 25 from Angjangyang village were examined.