TEZPUR: As a precautionary measure against vector-borne diseases, Dr Pradip Kumar Lahkar, Medical Inspector of Plantations, Tezpur organized a training programme on Japanese Encephalitis among the doctors and tea garden management of the tea estates in Sonitpur district, in a meeting held here at ALC office Tezpur with the help of the District Health Society, Sonitpur on Wednesday.
During the programme, Dr Lahkar requested to all doctors to extend their co-operation to prevent JE in their gardens and neighbouring areas and also requested the management of the tea estates to take all precautionary measures against the vector-borne diseases in their garden.
Dr Lahkar urges all garden managers to keep all housing labour lines clean and to ensure that that there should not be water stagnation which increases mosquito breeding. He also directed them to take all precautions like fogging, impregnation of mosquito nets with the help of local PHC.
Attending the meeting, ADC Health, Bonti Talukdar asked all the garden managers to extend their co-operation to prevent JE cases in the district. She also expressed her gratitude for their cooperation during the COVID pandemic. The District Malaria Officer stated that five cases of JE had been detected, out of which two cases were from garden area.
Joint Director of Health Services, J Ahmed explained the various health facilities available for free treatment of JE. He advised all the garden managers to keep constant touch with the district health department if they find any cases of Japanese Encephalitis-like syndrome.
Dr Mridurupam Gogoi, Senior Medical Officer, Kanaklata Civil Hospital, as resource person explained in details about the signs, symptoms and treatment and how to manage a JE patient.