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Preparedness meeting on mosquito borne diseases held

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

DHUBRI, June 9: In an emergent meeting called by Dhubri district administration to review the preparedness to fight against the mosquito borne diseases, a meeting was held in DC conference hall on Friday. At the advent of summer, there is always spurt in mosquito borne diseases in the district, and in order to control the spread of the diseases the meeting was held.

The meeting was chaired by additiol deputy commissioner, Pallab Mazumdar in-charge of health department who took stock of the preparedness against mosquito borne diseases.

Speaking in the meeting, Dhubri Joint-Director of Health Services, Dr. Nil Madhab Das informed that Dhubri district had sufficient medicine and infrastructure to treat the patients affected by mosquito borne diseases particularly dengue, Japanese encephalitis, and malaria.

“A separate intensive care unit (ICU) for treating seriously ailing patients affected by dengue, encephalitis and malaria will be ready within a short time and opened for the patients”, Das further informed.

In the meeting, Dhubri District Immunization Officer, Dr.Joydip Bhattacharjee informed that vaccition among the children against encephalitis was going on smoothly in the district. “Apart from this, we are going to launch vaccition programme against the Rota Virus Vaccition (RVV) from June 14, and all the children below the age of 2 years will be given three times rota virus vaccine over the period three and half months. This will be orally administered drops and will be given five-drop each time”, Bhattachrjee further informed.

Meanwhile, Mazumdar already issued instruction to the district veteriry office and executive officer of Dhubri Municipal Board to stop the open and free movement of pigs and piglets in the town immediately, a press release stated.

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