Sunday, November 27, 2022

Over 400 dengue cases detected in Karbi Anglong


Following the detection of 475 dengue positive cases and five deaths, the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) authority has issued closure notice of all educational institutions, government, private, non-formal pre-schools (Anganwadi) and colleges within the limit of Diphu Municipal Board and Greater Diphu Town area till November 12.
National Health Mission (NHM) mission director, Dr. MS Lakshmi Priya, has been campaigning in Diphu since Saturday constantly monitoring the assigned duties of the health officials, doctors, health workers and ward commissioners of Diphu Municipal Board to take stock of the dengue outbreak.
“The best way is not to allow stagnant water near houses. All sources of torpid water should be drained out so that it does not allow mosquitoes to breed,” NHM-Assam mission director said. NHM has advised everyone not go for over the counter purchases of medicine to reduce fever and headaches. It said that health department was working on clinical and community plan to deal with dengue. The government has developed a two-pronged strategy targeted at the community and clinical management. Medical teams have fanned out across the town for surveillance.
“During the dengue drive in the wards of Diphu, ten teams moved across the town area. Altogether 1,422 houses were visited and 74 fever cases were detected. Necessary follow-up actions have been taken,” a statement issued by the NHM, Assam said.
Doctors from Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and epidemiology teams from nearby districts have been deputed in Karbi Anglong to help and manage the situation, the statement said, adding, “The situation is under close watch and all preventive measures are being taken.”
The other affected districts include Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Nalbari, Charaideo, Nagaon and Hojai.

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