All preventive measures taken to control Zika virus

No death in state due to Zika

CM Mr. Chouhan at high-level meeting for prevention of Zika virus

Bhopal, November 14, 2018 (Abdul Ahad Farhan):  Keeping in mind the information regarding the impact of Zika Virus in some cities of the state, adequate precautionary measures have been taken in the districts. Survey teams have been formed in the districts under the direction of physicians and blood and urine is being examined of people with preliminary symptoms. Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan today called for a meeting of senior officials of Health Department at his residence and directed them to take all measures to stop Zika virus. The Chief Minister reviewed departmental preparations in detail and expressed satisfaction over the steps taken. He instructed to further strengthen the preparations for the implementation of the scheme for prevention of Zika Virus. It was told at the meeting that not a single death has been reported in the state till date due to Zika virus.

It was informed that Zika is a normal virus, so there is no need to panic. Arrangement has been made for examination of even ordinary fever in all the districts. Special arrangements have been made to examine pregnant women. Fogging machine is being used in collaboration with Municipal Corporation for safety from mosquitoes. All steps are being taken to ensure people’s health. Special measures have been taken in cities like Bhopal, Vidisha and Sehore. People are also being motivated to take measures to protect themselves from mosquitoes.

Along with this, lab facility has been strengthened to check the virus in the district hospitals so that possible cases are investigated early. The Health Department’s doctors are in constant touch with the National Institute of Virology, Pune. Additional Chief Secretary, Health provided information regarding prevention and control of Zika Virus and areas affected by Zika.  Additional Secretary, Government of India, Mr. Manoj Jhalani, Department of Health and Family Welfare, apprised with the protocols of control activities. He also apprised with the detailed technical work of the Central Government and the NCDC officials working in the state. Since more than one city is affected by the virus, detailed review of the work plan to control it is being made.