Ensure proper measures to prevent swine flu, dengue and malaria

Steps should also be taken to educate people

Chief secretary Mr. de Sa directs

csdisease26.9Bhopal, September 26, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan):   Chief Secretary Mr. Anthony de Sa has directed to ensure proper preventive measures and treatment facilities for swine flu, dengue and malaria. He directed concerning officers and staff to keep continuous watch over diseases. Besides, instructions were also given to ensure availability of necessary medicines in hospitals. Chief Secretary Mr. de Sa reviewed disease control efforts at a meeting with Health & Medical and Urban Development & Environment departments at Mantralaya here today. The Chief Secretary said that it is priority of doctors to save people from diseases. He said that steps should also be taken to educate people. The CS directed to intensify efforts to eradicate causes due to which dengue larvae flourish. He directed to ensure that water is not logged, mosquito nets are used, spray kerosene or edibile oil on water logged in pits or other vessels for prevention from mosquitoes. He directed that along with availability of health examination, treatment of caretaking facilities in hospitals of all levels, constant efforts should also be made to increase awareness.  Principal Secretary Medical Education Mr. Vinod Semwal, Secretary Urban Development and Environment Mr. Vivek Agrawal, Municipal Commissioner Mr. Tejaswi Nayak were also present in the meeting.

Director Health Dr. K.L. Sahu gave a presentation on disease. The Chief Secretary apprised himself of detailed information about efforts made in this regard so far. The CS has already undertaken similarly reviews thrice. Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Health Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra are also keeping watch over the situation continuously. The Chief Secretary was informed that during last one month 914 persons have tested positive for swine flu in Maharashtra, Gujarat 179, Karnataka 86, Goa 65 and 43 patients in Kerala. In Madhya Pradesh, 55 persons have test positive for swine flu.

As a result of comprehensive measures only 17 deaths have occurred in the state so far. Alert has been sounded to all commissioners and collectors and point to point directives have been given to them. At district level, CHMOs and all civil surgeons are engaged in prevention and control over diseases. Facility of isolation ward has also started. Round-the-clock OPD is being held in district, civil and community health centres. Private hospitals have also been identified for treatment. High risk patients suffering from deadly diseases, women and children should be extra cautious when they catch flu and should start treatment immediately. Government of India has been urged to send 1000 more test kits.