Dengue and swine flu control and awareness should be on war-footing

CM Mr. Chouhan reviews

cmdengu17.9Bhopal, September 17, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan):   Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed for a war-footing drive to control dengue and swine flu. He also directed to create awareness for measures to prevent these diseases. He directed that Principal Secretaries of Medical Education, Health and Urban Development should undertake review of dengue and swine flu situation in the state at 10 am daily and inform him. Mr. Chouhan reviewed dengue and swine flu situation in the state at Mantralaya here today.

The Chief Minister reviewed efforts to treat and prevent dengue and swine flu. He said that all necessary medicines and equipments should be made available in advance. He said that even single death due to these diseases is a matter for concern. Concrete arrangements should be made to prevent and treat the diseases. Widespread awareness should be created among people about measures for prevention and treatment. Various mediums of mass communications should be used for this. At all levels administration and urban bodies should undertake preventive measures jointly.

The meeting was informed that necessary medicines and equipments to treat swine flu are adequately available in the state. Medical stores have been identified for sale of temiflu in all districts. OPD will function round-the-clock in civil hospitals and community health centres. Necessary medicines have also been made available at block level. Isolation wards with minimum 10 beds have been set up in medical colleges and 2 to 5 beds in district hospitals. In private sector, 59 hospitals have been identified for swine flu treatment. Tests for dengue have been undertaken at 26 health institutions. Test facility is also available at Gwalior, Jabalpur, Indore and Bhopal medical colleges and district hospitals at Khandwa, Betul, Sagar, Shivpuri, Guna, Chhindwara, Satna, Ujjain, Bhopal, Seoni, Umaria, Ratlam, Alirajpur, Dhar, Dindori, Jhabua, Mandsaur and Katni.

Platelet cell counters are available in all 51 districts. Survey of larvae and sprinkling of temiphos are being done in 150 houses around the residence of dengue patient. ASHA workers have been trained in urban and rural areas for larva survey. Isolation ward with 5 to 10 beds has been set up at every district hospital. ACS Finance Mr. Ajaynath, Principal Secretary Medical Education Mr. Vinod Semwal, Principal Secretary Public Health & Family Welfare Mrs. Gauri Singh, Principal Secretary Urban Development Mr. Malay Shrivastava, Secretaries to CM Mr. Vivek Agrawal and Mr. Hari Ranjan Rao, Health Commissioner Mr. Pankaj Agrawal and Secretary Health Mrs. Suraj Damor attended the meeting.