Speaking to reporters, the DM said a special campaign to combat communicable diseases had been launched in the city under which medical teams would go door to door and identify patients with communicable diseases. . She called on city residents not to allow waterlogging in front of their homes, to change cooler water at regular intervals, to empty water from unused tires, earthen pots and to cover pits with clay.
“Wear full pants, a long-sleeved shirt, socks and use mosquito nets at night. Don’t go answering nature’s call in the open and instead use the toilet and protect yourself from rats and moles,” the DM said. Chief Medical Officer Dr Nepal Singh said that under the special campaign against communicable diseases, vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and chikungunya would be covered. Awareness would be created among people to prevent themselves from these diseases, he said.
“As part of the campaign, teams will go door to door and ask if someone has symptoms of fever, tuberculosis, Covid, etc. If they find such symptoms, the person will be identified and sent to the hospital. Free ambulances are available to send a patient to hospital,” the CM said and added that the name, address and mobile phone number of such persons should be sent to the block headquarters via the ANM.
He said that as part of the “Dastak campaign”, malnourished children would be identified. Workers in Asha, Anganwadi and Sangini went door to door and prepared a list of malnourished children. The list would be sent to the bloc’s headquarters through the ANM. The department of child development and nutritious food will provide nutritious food in nutritional rehabilitation centers through anganwadi workers for malnourished children, the CMO added.
The district malaria officer, Dr. AK Singh, said that besides the medical and health departments, other government departments would extend their cooperation in the campaign. The Nodal Communicable Diseases Officer, District Immunization Officer, all additional Chief Medical Officers, District Malaria Officer, representatives from the World Health Organization and Unicef were present at the occasion.