Awareness programme on vector-borne diseases in tea estates held in Tezpur
With an aim to control vector-borne disease like Japanese Encephalitis, dengue etc by creating awareness and initiating preventing action, an awareness programme was held at the Assistant Labour Commissioner office premises
TEZPUR: With an aim to control vector-borne disease like Japanese Encephalitis, dengue etc by creating awareness and initiating preventing action, an awareness programme was held at the Assistant Labour Commissioner office premises on Saturday. The programme was organized by MIP, Tezpur, Dr Pradip Kumar Lahkar in association with District Health Society, Sonitpur.
Dr. J Ahmed, Joint Director Health, Sonitpur, presided over the meeting in the presence of Kakali Dutta, District Malaria Officer, representative of workers and staff representative, ACMS, ABITA, TAI and 30 medical officers from different tea estate in Sonitpur district.
Dr. J Ahmed discussed regarding precautionary measures to be taken in the tea estates during the outbreak of such vector-borne diseases like Japanese Encephalitis, dengue etc. Attending the meeting, Dr Pradip Kumar Lahkar, MIP, Tezpur, explained in details about the present status of incidence of vector-borne disease in the district. Dr Lahkar also directed all the welfare officers to organize mass awareness meetings in all the tea estate in Sonitpur district.
Apart from vector-borne diseases, discussion on Nikshya Mitra under the TB elimination programme was also held. District Tuberculosis Officer Dr Hiranjan Saikia said that the initiative was launched by the Centre across the country on September 9 with the aim to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025. The objective of the programme is to enrol volunteers (individuals or organisations) to support TB patients in bridging the gap in TB.