Dengue cases reported in Dimapur
Dimapur, Nov. 23 (EMN): Dimapur District National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (NVBDCP) held an emergency district meeting at chief medical officer’s office conference hall in response to the rise in dengue cases in the district.
Kikolul Khieya, Asst. Director, Urban Vector-borne Disease Scheme (UVBDS) highlighted about the dengue positive cases in the district and the various measures being undertaken to prevent and control further spread of dengue. Activities such as entomological studies, fogging, fever survey, medical camp, larvicidal operations, awareness programmes, etc are being carried out, a statement on Monday informed.
He further stressed on the importance of source reduction to control transmission and spread of dengue in the district, which can be achieved only with the participation of the general public.
It stated that every colony should conduct cleanliness drive regularly; ensure that all residents empty out any containers or objects that collect stagnant water within their respective compound or neighbourhood to control/eliminate dengue breeding grounds.
Imsubenla, Public Health Consultant presented a review of the of the performance of MTS(Malaria Technical Supervisor). She also shared her general observation feedback on the reports and performances of the MTS and gave her suggestions to improve the reporting and the performance of the MTS.
Dr. Neisakho Kere, Joint Director and State Programme Officer (NVBDCP) stressed on the importance of taking detailed case investigation of a patient suffering from vector borne diseases ( dengue, malaria, etc) and also understanding the origin of transmission, as it is crucial in controlling further spread of the diseases.
He suggested that the district should conduct mass blood slides collection to detect even the asymptomatic cases.
The programme was chaired by Dr. Kavito Zhimomi, DVBO Dimapur while Peter Sangtam, DVBDC presented the overall performance of the district NVBDCP.