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September 25, 2018

Joint action plan to check & counter vector-borne diseases

Joint action plan to check & counter vector-borne diseases

The State Health Department has prepared a district-wise joint action plan to strengthen the surveillance process and help health workers to carry out effective drives against vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya and others.

The plan stresses on the importance of better surveillance and supervision in the districts. It comprises of a three-tier system of committees – a state-level monitoring committee, district-level monitoring teams and local vector-control teams.

Local vector-control teams will visit houses to make a list of places where mosquito larvae have been found and then hand over the lists to their respective sanitary inspectors, who would in turn hand them over to sanitary supervisors. These visits are going to be carried out on a regular basis.

From them, the reports would pass on to the district vector control teams, comprising of the district magistrate and the chief medical officer of health (CMOH), among others.

The CMOHs will prepare surveillance reports on a daily basis and submit them to the State Health Department, whose state-level monitoring committee will then chalk out plans on how to check the spread of the diseases after considering the problems of a particular area.

The district committees will also guide the health workers and formulate resource mobilisation.

Source: Millennium Post