Weekly mass social work in areas along NH-29

DIMAPUR, AUG 23 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/23/2018 11:21:30 AM IST

Following two exclusive reports published in Nagaland Post on August 14 and August 22 about the outbreak of dengue in Dimapur and especially in Chumukedima area, the Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC) Chumukedima has ordered for a weekly mass social work especially in the areas along NH-29. It may be recalled that out of 73 confirmed dengue cases, Chumukedima tops the list with 67 cases prompting officials to describe the situation in the area as an epidemic.

In an order, EAC Chumukedima, Thejavizo Nakhro, stated that the dengue outbreak, if left unattended, was anticipated to continue and spread further causing increased risk detrimental to the public health and safety. In his regard, EAC stated that a weekly mass social work would be carried out at colony/khels level in all villages along NH-29 from Sovima/Sodzulhou to Tenyiphe/7th Mile Model Village till September30, 2018. EAC has directed all residents to clean their own colony/khels and take necessary measures to address both man-made and natural mosquito breeding sites. 

The order, which comes to force with immediate effect, also stated that there would be a weekly individual house/compound level social work in all villages along NH 29 from Sovima/Sodzulhou to Tenyiphe/7th Mile Model Village till September 30, 2018. All residents would clean their own house/compound and take necessary measures to remove/destruct/sanitize mosquito breeding sites such as wells, unused tyres, drums, flower pots/vase, tanks, solid wastes, etc. 

During the social works, the order stated that emphasis would be given to removal of man-made/natural mosquito breeding sites, cleaning of clogged drains, emptying/covering of domestic water storages containers and other measures for destruction of mosquito breeding habitats. 

Further, EAC has directed all village authorities to prepare and execute a weekly social work plan and submit the plan to the office of EAC Chumukedima without delay. 

Village authorities have also been directed to activate the participants of TOT held at Sovima village and utilize their services during the conduct of the social works. 

EAC has requested all residents to cooperate with the village authorities and execute the social works as per the village social work plans for their own safety as well as for the safety of the neighborhood. 

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