Thursday, August 18, 2022

NVBDCP organises training on vector-borne diseases

National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) Nagaland organised refresher training on malaria, Japanese Encephalitis (JE), and dengue for medical officers (MOs) of both private and public sectors on July 29 at Chapel Hall, district hospital Dimapur (DHD).
A press release by the department informed that at the programme, joint director and SPO (NVBDCP), Dr. Niesakho Kere highlighted NVBDCP program and presented the current scenario of vector-borne diseases in the state.
With the recent reports on JE cases, he emphasised on the need for a joint effort of both private and public sector health facilities to prevent and control further rise and spread of cases.
Dr. Kere also informed that state’s NVBDCP was implementing activities effectively and with the cooperation and participation of both private and public health facilities and communities was hopeful to achieve a malaria-free state very soon.
MD, DH Phek, Dr. Ngopelo presented case definition, clinical features and management of JE, dengue, and malaria which was followed by presentation on patho-physiology and diagnosis of JE, dengue, and malaria by Dr. T. Temsu from Sentinel Surveillance Lab Dimapur.
DPO CD-1 Dimapur, Dr. Kavito also emphasised on importance of timely and accurate reporting of cases and coordination between private and public sectors in controlling and preventing the spread of vector-borne diseases.
He also re-oriented trainees on reporting formats. The training concluded with vote of thanks by deputy director, Dr. Nitovi.

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