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Wokha NVBDCP observes anti-malaria month

By EMN Updated: Jun 29, 2020 11:40 pm
Screening for fever being carried out by Dr. Thungbemo Patton and medical staff at Old Riphyim village during anti-malaria month.

Dimapur, June 29 (EMN): The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Wokha observed an anti-malaria month in June under the theme ‘Zero malaria starts with me.’

Dr. Thungbemo Patton, DSO Wokha said that the main objective was to create awareness and bring maximum behavioural changes in the community for prevention and elimination of malaria.

He informed that 15 villages were covered under Wokha district based on the prevalence of fever cases and hotspot areas.

Wezolo Medo, the NVBDCP consultant informed that awareness on symptoms, transmission, diagnosis, and treatment, reduction of vector and root of delivery of services to the people were conducted in the villages.

Villagers were also sensitised on regular use of long lasting insecticidal nets and sanitation drives were carried out with the help of villagers, he said.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, NVBDCP team limited their activities to small gatherings in the villages. Distribution of Covid-19 IEC leaflets, anti-pyretic tablets and fever screenings were conducted in all 15 villages.

By EMN Updated: Jun 29, 2020 11:40:45 pm