Itanagar, May 9: Arunachal Pradesh Home Commissioner GS Meena has called for unified effort from all partner departments and Health department to ensure success of Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) from May 29 to June 9 next.
Addressing the State Level Steering Committee meeting on IDCF here, Meena suggested for creating awareness at ground level and said awareness activities should be a continuous process and the school students should be involved and motivated to create awareness among themselves and their family members.
He also asked the Health department to work in close coordination with PHED to ensure water borne diseases like diarrhea is prevented and directed the DCs of all the districts to lead the IDCF to ensure no diarrheal death occurred in the State.
Underscoring the importance of ASHAs, he emphasized to mobilize them in best possible way and advocated for institutional and door-to-door inter-personal communication to create awareness about diarrhoea.
Mission Director (NHM) Dr Tapasya Raghav elaborating on the IDCF activities to be undertaken during the Fortnight, informed that the main activities during the Fortnight will include generating awareness, diarrhoea management service like provision of ORS Zinc Corner, ORS distribution and maximum promotion of hand-washing technique, sanitation and safe drinking water.
She also informed that to ensure success of IDCF mapping of area will be done and flood affected area where contamination is very prone will be given more focus. For difficult terrain special drive will be undertaken, she added.
Family Welfare Director Dr K Lego requested the stakeholders and the all the development partners departments to extend their full support and provide all the necessary data and service to achieve 100% success of IDCF. The meeting was attended by all the development partners including Education Department, Women and Child Development Department and PHED.