Staff active for effective check of dengue and malaria

Chief secretary reviews

Bhopal, September 16, 2015 (Abdul Ahad Farhan):  Chief Secretary Mr. Anthony de Sa reviewed efforts to check dengue and malaria in the state here today. He directed to make available necessary medicines in all district hospitals and medical colleges. The meeting was informed that Public Health and Family Welfare Department has started intensive drive to check malaria, dengue, swine flu etc. Isolation wards have been set up in hospitals. Due to activeness of Health Department, preparations to check diseases have been started at district level. For this, ASHA workers, ANMs etc have been trained. Test and medicine arrangements have been made from village to development block to district level. Malaria test kits have been distributed at village level so that blood test can be started and free of cost treatment of patients started at the earliest. Central government has been urged to provide requisite testing kits for testing of dengue and swine flu.

Health Department has ensured all arrangements for treatment. As per informtion collected by the department from districts, 29 cases of dengue and swine flu have been reported this month so far. Field officers have also been directed about malaria.  Action has also been taken to create awareness among people in the state for effective control and treatment of diseases. Principal Secretary Health Mrs. Gauri Singh, Principal Secretary Medical Education Mr. Vinod Semwal, Health Commissioner Mr. Pankaj Agrawal etc attended the meeting.