Take caution for prevention and control of malaria and seasonal diseases - Health Minister

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Take caution for prevention and control of malaria and seasonal diseases
 - Health Minister

Jaipur, September 11. Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma has directed the health department officers to remain cautious to prevent and control water-borne and vector-borne diseases (dengue, malaria and chikungunya) in areas affected due to rains in the State along with corona.

Dr Sharma instructed to give more attention on anti-larval activities and to put MLO to stop mosquito breeding in places of water stagnation to stop mosquitoes. He also directed to put tamifoss in tanks of drinking water. He asked to ensure sufficient maintenance of hatcheries in all the districts and to put gambusia fish in ponds and tanks.

The Health Minister directed the health officers to ensure supervision of spraying of pyrethrum at 50 houses nearby the patient’s house on finding malaria PF patient and dengue patient. Regular monitoring will be done in all the affected villages by doing cent percent surveillance.

Dr Sharma has asked to ensure immediate test and treatment of patients with fever along with availability of necessary medicines and medical team (Rapid Response Team) in the situation of outbreak. He also directed to ensure the stay of doctors at medical institutions and stay of paramedical nursing staff at the headquarters. He also instructed to ensure that regular tests of drinking water sources are done by chloroscope and take maximum water samples in coordination with the waterworks department and local bodies and forming a joint team so that people get supply of pure drinking water.

He directed to ensure availability of chlorine, bleaching powder, ORS etc up to level of sub centres, chlorination of drinking water sources, testing by taking water samples, forming Rapid Response Team and arrangement of laboratories to test blood and other samples so as to prevent seasonal diseases in the districts. He also directed to make arrangements of sufficient quantity of medicines, test and other means for preventing malaria, dengue and other seasonal diseases along with to keep a vigilant watch on taking action as per the prescribed standards in positive cases.

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