Health Minister Dr.Sudhakar monitoring situation on daily basis

12:42 AM, Friday, July 15th, 2022
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Bengaluru : In the wake of incessant rains in several parts of the state, health department is on high alert to prevent any impending outbreak of Vector Borne and Water Borne Diseases, in the larger interest of Public Health.

Incessant rains in most of the districts in the State has resulted in flood or flood like situation leading to increased mosquitogenic conditions and hence upsurge in Vector Borne Diseases (VBDs) like Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis & Lymphatic Filariasis & Water borne diseases.

Health Minister Dr.Sudhakar who chaired a meeting with senior officials last week is personally monitoring the situation seeking updates from District Administrations on a daily basis.

Action Points by Health Dept to handle Flood situation

The District administration is instructed to, ensure preparedness in order to respond to the situation at the earliest & to implement the following –

  1. The Rapid Response Teams at District &Taluk level must be kept on high alert along with all requisite commodities, equipments and mobility support, to respond immediately to any emerging health situation.
  2. Village / ward level micro-plan for the flood – prone areas are to be readily available, to implement necessary control measures at a short notice.
  3. Medical Officers at PHCs are instructed to increase / strengthen disease specific surveillance (both active & passive) activities, analyse the data at micro-level to detect the upsurge in (VBDs), so that containment measures can be taken to prevent any upsurge of VBDs.
  4. Entomological indices / parameters should be monitored & analyzed to predict the any impending outbreaks, so that preventive measures can be implemented well in time. In this regard, DHOs & THOs are instructed accordingly.
  5. The availability and timely utilization of commodities like diagnostic kits, drugs, insecticides, larvicides etc. is directed to be ensured at all levels.
  6. Interdepartmental Co-ordination meeting shall be conducted to seek necessary co-operation from the concerned Departments and also their role during flood /outbreak situations.
  7. District administration shall ensure that the health officials & other allied department officials / staff visit the areas at risk to ensure the ongoing surveillance activities & availability of necessary logistics.
  8. Necessary arrangements should be ensured for treatment & management of cases at all Health Care Facilities.
  9. A Control Room to be set up for close monitoring and coordination at all levels, for the above mentioned purpose.

Health Minister Dr.Sudhakar monitoring situation on daily basis

Bengaluru : In the wake of incessant rains in several parts of the state, health department is on high alert to prevent any impending outbreak of Vector Borne and Water Borne Diseases, in the larger interest of Public Health.

Incessant rains in most of the districts in the State has resulted in flood or flood like situation leading to increased mosquitogenic conditions and hence upsurge in Vector Borne Diseases (VBDs) like Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis & Lymphatic Filariasis & Water borne diseases.

Health Minister Dr.Sudhakar who chaired a meeting with senior officials last week is personally monitoring the situation seeking updates from District Administrations on a daily basis.

Action Points by Health Dept to handle Flood situation

The District administration is instructed to, ensure preparedness in order to respond to the situation at the earliest & to implement the following –

  1. The Rapid Response Teams at District &Taluk level must be kept on high alert along with all requisite commodities, equipments and mobility support, to respond immediately to any emerging health situation.
  2. Village / ward level micro-plan for the flood – prone areas are to be readily available, to implement necessary control measures at a short notice.
  3. Medical Officers at PHCs are instructed to increase / strengthen disease specific surveillance (both active & passive) activities, analyse the data at micro-level to detect the upsurge in (VBDs), so that containment measures can be taken to prevent any upsurge of VBDs.
  4. Entomological indices / parameters should be monitored & analyzed to predict the any impending outbreaks, so that preventive measures can be implemented well in time. In this regard, DHOs & THOs are instructed accordingly.
  5. The availability and timely utilization of commodities like diagnostic kits, drugs, insecticides, larvicides etc. is directed to be ensured at all levels.
  6. Interdepartmental Co-ordination meeting shall be conducted to seek necessary co-operation from the concerned Departments and also their role during flood /outbreak situations.
  7. District administration shall ensure that the health officials & other allied department officials / staff visit the areas at risk to ensure the ongoing surveillance activities & availability of necessary logistics.
  8. Necessary arrangements should be ensured for treatment & management of cases at all Health Care Facilities.
  9. A Control Room to be set up for close monitoring and coordination at all levels, for the above mentioned purpose.

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