Thursday, August 18, 2022

NCVBDCP Wokha observes ‘anti dengue month’

With an aim to bring awareness to citizens on sporadic cases of dengue fever migrating from other districts and states in recent times, national centre for vector borne disease control programme (NCVBDCP) under Wokha district observed “Anti Dengue Month” in the month of July.
In a press release, district vector borne officer (DVBO), NCVBDCP Wokha, Dr. K. William Humtsoe said with the trend of increase of dengue fever in the state, district hospital have alerted vector borne disease control programme to be active in case and vector surveillance during peak season of transmission.
It informed that the programme started taking measures to mitigate dengue disease by control of source reduction and regular usage of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs).
During this ‘control period’ of anti dengue month, the district carried out awareness campaigns through posters, miking, and inter-personal communication (IPC) throughout Wokha town and adjacent villages as part of IEC/BCC activity.
In an awareness programme held at district vector borne office with district stakeholders, DVBO stressed on importance of source reduction and regular usage of LLINs and urged community leaders to carry out cleanliness drives.
Further, orientation training for urban ASHAs was also conducted where they were intimated on preventive control of breeding grounds in their vicinities, measures of eradicating vectors by cleaning and removal of breeding sites, and monitor usage of LLINs in their respective jurisdiction.

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