National Dengue day observed in Ccpur

19 June 2017

From Our Correspondence
A maiden observation of National Dengue Day was held yesterday at Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Conference hall under the aegis of District Malaria Department led by its DMO Jamthianlal Valte.
The observation was attended by multi-purpose workers (MPW) and Male Health Workers (MHW) along with the staff of the Malaria Department and the CMO Kimngaihching Simte. She talked about the need for better co-ordination and efforts by everybody, specially the MPWs who must take great efforts irrespective of the payment of their salary, as their service have been regularised by the government recently.
She recalled the incident of one nurse who had died unfortunately in the past year and explained about the effects of using random medicine while having fever specifically in case of dengue and said it should be avoided as it causes more harm than good because there is hardly any cure for Dengue.
She also stressed on the need to impart more awareness and explained that in case of dengue infection; only nutritional items, fluid and paracetamol should be administered. She requested the staffs to go out at the villages and do their job in order to contain this mosquito based virus.
The DMO in his speech explained the prevention factor for dengue that worker must be available any time for any eventuality. Stagnation of water must be avoided at all cost.  Water stagnation in flowers pots, with flower plantation is very common, one of the most dangerous source of dengue, says the DMO who minutely told the workers about the preventive measure and the way dengue infects which he said, for instance, gets into blood cells and spreads.
In the afternoon, the DMO and his team visited JNV School located at Tuinuam Village where there is one dengue infected student, now treated at JN hospital, which is the only hospital in the state with facility.
The team went to sanitize the place as a fact finding team with the aim that dengue does not spread and infect others in the area and in the entire district.


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