FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, July 28: Taking serious note of reported outbreak of diseases like dengue and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the foothill areas of the state bordering Assam, Chief Minister bam Tuki had meeting with state health minister Rajesh Tacho at New Delhi yesterday and asked him to act promptly to tackle the situation. He has specifically asked the department to send special medical teams to the affected areas with all life saving medicines and equip the district hospitals, community health centers and primary health centers with adequate lives saving drugs and other medical facilities, an official communiqué informed here today.
Meanwhile, the chief minister said that the government is alive to the situation and is initiating all possible measures and corrective efforts to contain the diseases. Under his directions a high level health team led by Joint Director Health Services A Yirang and State Epidemiologist L Jampa had visited the affected areas on July 21 and 22 last and held meetings with the district administration, Municipal councils, panchayat leaders, Bazaar committee.
The team chalked out action plans and as a result, fogging of the entire areas was being done. As per the report, the situation is under control, the communiqué added.