The state health department has launched a 1-month long campaign against vector-borne diseases. The move was made after the detection of mosquito larvae in more than 1 lakh sites in the rural areas during a 3-day drive.
This campaign launched on 1st August aims at handling the menace of mosquitoes and protect the public from diseases. Since the monsoon has already started, this season is more prone to such diseases as the environment during rains is ideal for mosquito breeding.
The campaign will be concluded on August 30 and officials will be conducting activities like fever survey, blood slides collection for malaria testing, and treatment of malaria cases. Besides, several activities will be carried out during the campaign like spreading awareness of vector-borne diseases and destroying mosquito breeding areas.
Every day, a team of two members including auxiliary nurse midwives and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers will be carrying out a survey of 50 houses that will be supervised by senior health department officials.
During the campaign, the health department will take help from municipal corporations, municipal councils, and other departments as and when needed. Besides, the department will also carry out anti-larvae activities across the state depending upon the concentration of mosquitoes. As the state expects more rains in the coming months, the department has got more active in detecting areas with stagnant water.
Source: Times of India