State Level Review Meeting on NVBDCP Begins

Publish Date : 07/11/2019

Roing, Nov 7: The State Level Review Meeting on National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme was inaugurated by MLA Mutchu Mithi today at Roing, in the presence of ADC Tapik Pertin, DHS Dr. Moromor Lego, Director(FW)Dr. Allok Yirang, DMO Dr. R. Ratan, Senior Officers from the health & FW department and Programme Officers and representatives from various districts.

MLA Mutchu Mithi, addressing the gathering, thanked the Health & Family Welfare department for implementation of national programmes and spreading awareness and working towards minimising epidemic outbreaks in the state. He added that poverty and disease go hand in hand, but with improving economic conditions and increasing awareness about diseases, the health status of our state is improving and so pledged to spread the message of clean, healthy and hygienic living to the public.

He appreciated the department for always being there for the public in times distress and need and the preventive approach adopted in dealing with any kind of disease. The MLA also requested the posting of human resource to man the health infrastructure created in the district.

Director (Health Services) Dr. Moromor Lego said that review meetings are conducted to check the activities going on, assess the reach of the programmes undertaken, study the change in health profile and policies etc and so enjoined those present not be complacent of the successful performances/ successes achieved as successful programmes too can derail without any warning.

Thereafter he highlighted the importance of participation of the community and NGOs in dissemination of information on basic practices for prevention of vector borne disease like preventing stagnation of water, clean surroundings etc. Such practices should become a part of our daily life, he added.

Director(Family Welfare)Dr. Allok Yirang gave the keynote speech in which he highlighted the aims and objectives of the NVBDCP. He said that the centre has set 2030 as the target year to eradicate malaria in the country and our state has set 2025 as the target year.

He informed that the state has registered a declining trend in malaria cases in the last few years and no reported malaria deaths since 2017. Although the state has registered only 143 detected malaria cases till September 2019, there has been an increase in Dengue, JE (44 detected and 2 deaths in 2019) and Chikungunya (13 detected cases in 2019) cases, he added.

ADC Tapik Pertin stressed on the importance of delivery of good health care services. DMO Dr. R. Tatan and DVBDCPO Dr. N. Yirang also spoke on the occassion.

—> N. Namchoom, DIPRO