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Sun, 26 May 2019

Northeast Today

National Dengue Day Observed at East Siang District

National Dengue Day Observed at East Siang District
May 17
12:27 2019

NET Bureau

The National Dengue Day 2019 was observed by the District Vector Borne Diseases Control Society (DVBDCS) East Siang District. The main function which was held at the Conference Hall of Bakin Pertin General Hospital and Training Centre Pasighat was graced by the Deputy Commissioner Dr. Kinny Singh as the Chief Guest.

She called upon the people to step up the task of source reduction and awareness among the general people on personal protection to beat this dreaded viral disease which claims many precious lives in the country. She emphasized on symptomatic treatment and extensive hydration method when there is no proper treatment of the disease.

Dr. Singh asked the Health authorities to liase with all other departments and the public to go for massive awareness campaign during the pre-monsoon period besides fogging operation. She also emphasised on the use of social media and other educational and promotional steps to control and check the disease.

The Joint Director of Health Services, Dr. D.Raina also while stressing on source reduction as the only option to contain the disease said that no dengue case has been detected in 2019 in the district.

Dr. Kaling Dai, District Medical Officer, and Dr. YR Darang, MS,  BPGHP also spoke on the ways and means to check the recurrence of the disease which took an ugly shape a few years back when it took the magnitude of an epidemic.

Earlier, Dr. K. Lego, DVBDCPO  through power point presentation highlighted on the aspects of the causes, protection, treatment of the dengue.

 

 

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