Sunday, August 14, 2022

‘Anti-dengue month’ concludes

National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (NVVDCP), Dimapur district observed “anti-dengue month” in the month of July, on the theme “dengue prevention and control is everyone’s responsibility. Together we can make a difference”.
In a press release, District Programme Management Unit (DPMU) Dimapur informed that DPO, CD-1 Dimapur, Dr. A. Kavito Zhimomi said several interventions and awareness activities were carried out to prevent and control dengue in rural areas of Dimapur.
Informing that one of the main activities included mosquito-elimination activity, Dr. Kavito said with the involvement of communities, mosquito breeding places in and around residential areas were removed.
The communities also carried out social work and cleanliness drives in their respective localities to get rid of mosquito breeding grounds.
Meanwhile, NVBDCP staff including senior malaria inspector, malaria inspector, district VBD consultant, malaria technical supervisor, surveillance inspectors, surveillance workers and ASHAs conducted awareness programmes on vector-borne diseases in 50 villages.
The teams also carried out sample collection in several villages to prevent and control outbreak of any vector borne diseases in the district.
Further, health workers also carried out awareness activities focusing on use of mosquito nets and mosquito repellants, removal of mosquito breeding sites and recommended fever patients to get tested for vector borne diseases for early detection and treatment.

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