Involve field-level workers to fight dengue, malaria, chikungunya: JP Nadda


New Delhi: For effectual control and prevention of vector-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya, the Centre asked the states to engage field-level workers, municipal corporations and municipalities. Union Health minister J.P. Nadda assembled a high-level review gathering to take stock of the circumstances on prevention and control of vector-borne diseases. Minister managed the stakeholders to start exact awareness campaigns about the defensive steps to be taken by people in their communities.

Nadda further conveyed that there is no deficiency of medicines, masks, diagnostic kits and the states will be extensive all probable help. He sought a report on the accessibility of NS1 units utilized for identification of dengue, as a few states said they don’t have enough stock. “The Ministry has additionally directed a survey meeting with the states and 14 advisories have been sent to all states as right on time as January this year for reinforcing their readiness before the vector-borne infection season,” an official proclamation said.

Worried over under-announcing of dengue cases, the wellbeing service has likewise asked states and Union domains to proclaim dengue as a notifiable sickness for enhancing detailing and for taking preventive measures in the influenced territories. Till date, 13 states and UTs—Chandigarh, Delhi, D&N Haveli, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh—have proclaimed dengue as a notifiable ailment.

As indicated by Union wellbeing service, till 6 August, an aggregate of 31,117 cases and 48 passings because of dengue have been accounted for. The most extreme number of cases were accounted for from Kerala (14,606), trailed by Tamil Nadu (5,968), Karnataka (4,643), Andhra Pradesh (798), Gujarat (734), Maharashtra (718) and West Bengal (571).

A sum of 18,805 clinically presumed chikungunya cases have been accounted for from 20 states and four UTs. In Delhi alone, around 246 clinically presumed chikungunya cases have been accounted for. No less than 352,013 intestinal sickness cases have been accounted for till June and 30 passings have occurred crosswise over 29 states. Additionally, the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME 2016-2030) was dispersed to all states and UTs with directions to start key activities.

The service has likewise drafted a 12-point Roadmap for Malaria Elimination for taking off intestinal sickness disposal exercises in the nation, authorities told Nadda. “Authorities from the Ministry have likewise had meeting with composed government segment (Army, Navy, Air Force, Border Security Force or BSF, Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF, Railways) for help in jungle fever end.

A National Malaria Task Force, under the Union Health Secretary, and a Technical Working Group, under the DGHS, for oversight of all intestinal sickness end exercises in the nation, have additionally been framed,” the announcement said.