Dimapur observes anti-dengue month
Dimapur, July 6 (EMN): Dimapur citizens have resolved to conduct social work every Saturday to control vector borne diseases such as malaria, Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and dengue fever.
The resolution to this effect was taken during the observation of anti-dengue month held on July 5 at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur, organised by the Urban Malaria Scheme (UMS), Dimapur. The anti-dengue month was observed to spread awareness on dengue fever and its preventive measures.
Speaking on the occasion, Kikolul Khieya, UMS Assistant Director, made a power point presentation on the causes and symptoms of dengue fever and its preventive measures. He stated that the best method of preventing and controlling dengue fever is source reduction.
Dr. K Vikato Kinimi, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dimapur, while exhorting the participants, stressed on the importance of keeping the surroundings clean to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Dr. Antoly Suu, Deputy CMO, Dimapur, also reiterated on cleanliness to prevent and control dengue fever, while the Executive Engineer of DMC requested the public to co-operate and support the activities carried out by UMS, Dimapur
The programme was chaired by Ajem Chankija, Malaria Inspection, and the vote of thanks was delivered by Zachamo Ezung. The programme was attended by community leaders from dengue prone areas namely Sematilla colony, Netaji colony, Police colony, Railway colony and Medical colony.