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Dimapur observes Anti-Dengue Month 2023

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By EMN Updated: Jul 15, 2023 12:40 am
Dimapur observes Anti-Dengue Month 2023
Officials and representatives of the Urban Vector Borne Disease Scheme, Dimapur Urban Council Chairmen Federation and GB’s Union Dimapur Sadar, during the observance of Anti-Dengue Month 2023, on Friday.

DIMAPUR — The Urban Vector Borne Disease Scheme (UVBDS), Dimapur, Urban Council Chairmen Federation (DUCCF) and GB Union Dimapur Sadar, held a joint meeting on Friday at Hotel Acacia- Dimapur, to observe Anti-Dengue Month 2023, and deliberated on the dengue cases in Dimapur town.

Highlighting on Anti Dengue Month, Kikolul Khieya, Assistant Director, UVBDS, stated that dengue is transmitted through the bite of Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, which breed in water-holding containers like flower pots, coconut shells, broken and discarded vessels and tyres, AC, refrigerator and water tanks etc.

He urged both the DUCCF and GB’s Dimapur Sadar to spread the awareness about dengue to the public. Since the menace of dengue fever can be controlled and reduced by means of  source reduction through the combined  effort of the community such as observing cleanliness and dry day once in a week in every household, colonies and villages.

Vice president of DUCCF, Tongzuk Pongen, stated that the menace of dengue can only be controlled or reduced through community effort. He suggested that the three bodies (DUCCF, GB’s Union and UVBDS) should pass a strong resolution on observing cleanliness and dry day.

Vice president of GB’s Union Dimapur Sadar, W Kholie Kapfo, also stated that Dimapur, with its hot climate and plain areas, is a hotspot for vector borne diseases like malaria and dengue. So community effort and practice of civic sense is the need of the hour, he added.

He also called upon all citizens to maintain hygienic life style within and outside their compound.

After thorough deliberation to reduce, control and prevent dengue cases, the house resolved to observe cleanliness day-cum-dry day every Saturday within Dimapur urban areas with effect from July 15, from 6 to 8 am, till the onset of winter season.

The house also resolved that colony councils and GBs shall supervise and carry routine and surprise checking within their respective colonies, with effect from July 15.

The three bodies further resolved that the department concerned along with colony councils will spread awareness campaign starting from July 17 to the 28th, with 11 teams covering 100 colonies (approximate) in Dimapur urban areas.

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By EMN Updated: Jul 15, 2023 12:40:52 am
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