One tested positive for Dengue in Tml
One person from Tamenglong district headquarters is confirmed to be infected with Dengue/ Chikungunya this year and been treated successfully. Samples of water and mosquitoes eggs were proved from the nearby.
This was stated by chief medical officer Tamenglong, Dr. Chambo Gonmei while speaking as chief guest during the intersectoral meeting on Dengue and Chikungunya at ZBCC conference hall, Chiuluan village, Tamenglong.
The programme was organised by District Health Society Tamenglong under National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme Manipur.
While Chiuluan village authority chairman Keiramsinang Gangmei, Khangchiuluan village authority Chairman Thuanku Gangmei and state nodal officer, NVBDCP Manipur Dr. Thangpa Serto attended as guests of honour and president of the function respectively.
"We need to remove stagnant water in and around our house and also keep the environment clean. We should use mosquito repellent, and use mosquito net at bed time and also wear long dresses,” Chambo said.
DVBD consultant, National Vector Borne Disease Control Program (NVBDCP) G. Phillip spoke as resource person on Dengue and Chikungunya diseases and urged all to remove stagnant water and keep the house and environment clean.
In his presidential speech, state nodal officer, NVBDCP Manipur requests all citizens to stand and give cooperation to health department and participate in every programme organised by the department.
He also urged all chairmen of village authorities of Tamenglong district to also appoint ASHA who stays at the village and work for the welfare of the people voluntarily. He said that many ASHAS were appointed through political backing and instead of working in the village many ASHAs stays at the comfort of Tamenglong town or at Imphal.
Despite of bad weather, neighbouring villages’ chairmen, church leaders, pastors, youth leaders attended the programme.
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