Zero malaria death in Nagaland for past 3 years
Dimapur, Oct. 4 (EMN): The two-day National Vector Borne District Control Programme (NVBDCP) state review meeting began at the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Kohima on Thursday.
An update from Dr. I Talitemsula Jamir, state programme officer of NVBDCP, informed that senior regional director MoHFW Dr. LA Singh, NVBDCP state and district officials and staff are participating in the meeting.
Addressing the gathering on the first day, deputy director (NVBDCP) Dr. Neisakho Kere expressed hope that the deliberations during meeting would help in propelling the state towards malaria elimination target of 2022, for which all the districts have to report zero malaria cases by 2021.
While giving a presentation on overview of the programme, Dr. I Talitemsula Jamir lauded the districts for their efforts in combating vector-borne disease. She revealed that was zero malaria death in the state during the past three years, and districts like Mokokchung, Longleng and Phek have reported zero malaria cases in 2019 so far.
Jamir said that only four dengue cases have been detected so far in 2019 against 374 cases in 2018. Nine Japanese Encephalitis (JE) cases have been detected so far in 2019 from Mokokchung and Dimapur.
The meeting also witnessed district-wise presentation on programme implementation in their respective areas with inputs and suggestions from the participants.