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Peren, Mokokchung observe anti-malaria month

By EMN Updated: Jun 30, 2021 11:47 pm
Ashas with the medical officials during the month-long anti-malaria campaign in Mokokchung district.

Dimapur, June 30 (EMN): The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBCP) in Peren and Mokokchung districts observed anti-malaria month from June 1 to the 30th on the theme “Reaching the zero malaria target”.

Peren district vector borne disease officer, Dr. Hedungkiebe, informed that the malaria month activities were observed across ten villages from all four blocks namely Ikiesingram, Pellhang, Bongkolong, Poilwa, Puilwa, Jalukiezangdi, Libemphai, Jalukielo, Ntu and Nzau. The villages were selected on the criteria of hard-to-reach/ malaria endemic as per guidelines.

The mobile IEC awareness campaign activities in the selected villages included miking about malaria and usage of LLINs, which were recently distributed in the district. The other activities included poster campaign, pamphlet distribution and collection of blood slides.

The team under the supervision of DVBO Dr. Hedungkiebe and district consultant Vimekhrie-ü Metsieo included MTS in all four blocks, surveillance workers of NVBDCP and ASHAs in the district. It further stated that the AMM activities concluded with a fever screening camp at 36 Assam Rifles camp in Jalukie.

In Mokokchung, the month-long programme was led by Dr. Tiasunep, DVBO district consultant, along Ashas during which the public were given awareness on waste management, prevention of water stagnation etc.

Activities also included interactive sessions, live demonstration, free malaria test and distribution of anti-malaria drugs.

An update from the office of the chief medical officer (CMO), Mokokchung, stated that Ashas have also carried out activities such as IEC awareness on malaria, importance of LLIN usage and fever screening in Mangkolemba, Alongkima, Tsurangkong, Tuli and Changtongya blocks.

Report further stated that no malaria case was detected during the month-long screening adding Mokokchung has recorded zero malaria cases since 2019.

By EMN Updated: Jun 30, 2021 11:47:31 pm