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Dimapur, Wokha observe ‘Anti-malaria month’

By EMN Updated: Jul 02, 2021 12:13 am
A medical staff makes a public announcement during the ‘Anti-malaria month’ at Upper Bhagty area in Wokha.

Dimapur, July 1 (EMN): The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Dimapur district, observed the ‘Anti-malaria month’ in ten villages from June 1 to the 30th on the theme “Reaching the zero malaria target.”  

The event was organised with an aim to spread awareness on anti-malaria measures and to mobilise the community to take responsibility and take active participation in the fight against malaria and other vector borne diseases, an update from the office of the chief medical officer (CMO), Dimapur, stated on Thursday.

It stated that activities such as miking on keynote factors of malaria, poster campaign, blood slide sample collection, and message for effective usage of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) were conducted during the month-long programme.

It further stated that the month-long programme was supervised and monitored by Dr. A Kavito Zhimomi, DVBO, with active field participation by all the MTSs, SMIs, SIs, SWs and Ashas.

A healthcare worker takes blood samples for a test during the ‘Anti-malaria month’ in Dimapur.

In Wokha, the ‘Anti-malaria month’ was observed by organising various activities in ten villages, which were considered ‘hard to reach areas.’

Dr. William Humtsoe, NVBDCP district surveillance officer, informed that screening for fever, miking, checking of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) usage and awareness on prevention and control of malaria were carried out in those villages.

Dr. Humtsoe has appreciated the Ashas, church leaders, NGOs, and village council leaders for their active participation in the anti-malaria month.

By EMN Updated: Jul 02, 2021 12:13:07 am