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Pasighat Gears up to Tackle Malaria, Dengue, Japanese Encephalitis

Pasighat

A Correspondent

PASIGHAT: The Pasighat district health department is going all out to control mosquito-transmitted diseases like malaria, dengue and recently detected Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the district.

Headed by the DMO Dr Kaling Dai, a team of doctors and officials in carrying outsource reduction activities followed by awareness programme, fogging and indoor residual spraying measures. Residents have been advised to use mosquito repellents, wear long-sleeved clothes, and use mosquito nets and to get rid of places where mosquitoes can breed, like tyres and flower pots that collect rainwater.

DC Kinny Singh has directed authorities concerned to undertake capacity building and intensified awareness campaigns along with massive cleanliness drive across the district. Fogging is to be carried out in most vulnerable areas, where malaria and dengue cases had been reported earlier, instructed the DC.

To prevent the outbreak of JE, the DM issued a prohibitory order which has banned the import of pigs and ducks from outside the State where the disease was known to be prevalent.

Meanwhile, East Siang District Veterinary Officer, Dr T Taggu has entrusted Dr. Chinjo Mayor Gao (SVO) to strictly monitor and ensure that pigs, piglets and all kind of poultry birds are not imported to Pasighat township from outside, till further orders.

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