Take effective measures for prevention of seasonal diseases

Sufficient stock of tamiflu tablets for prevention of swine flu in state

Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan reviews seasonal disease control

Bhopal, September 7, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan):   Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan instructed to take every possible effort to prevent seasonal diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, vomiting, diarrhea, cholera, swine flu while reviewing the preparedness programme. It was informed in the meeting that tamiflu tablets have been availed in all district hospitals, community health centres and 70 earmarked private hospitals for prevention of outbreak of swine flu. Chief Minister was informed that facility for testing of swine flu is available in Jabalpur, Gwalior and Bhopal and OPDs are open in all district hospitals and community health centres round the clock. 155 medical stores have been earmarked for selling tamiflu in the state. Tests for dengue and chikungunya is available free of cost in referral lab. Total 245 samples were collected for swine flu test across the state since April and only one patient affected with the disease was found. Total 318 cases of dengue have been found in 36 districts and there is one death reported so far. Twenty nine cases of chikungunya have been reported in 12 districts, apart from one death. Sufficient stock of medicines has been made at district level for malaria. Third phase of spraying pesticides has started in 38 districts. 13.70 lakh medicated mosquito nets being sent by the centre are expected to reach this month. Test for malaria and treatment facility have been made available at village level by the state government. The first phase of malaria-off 200 has been completed for 1.91 crore people in July at 2679 sub-health centre in coordination with AYUSH department by health department.Total 23 thousand 419 patients of malaria have been found since April and one patient died.

Around 5000 cases of diarrhea have been reported in 44 districts in which there were 47 deaths.  Rapid response teams in districts and combat teams at blocks have been constituted for prevention of diarrhea and cholera. Special monitoring is underway in 4513 villages earmarked as problematic. Bleaching powder has been availed for water purification in districts and purification is underway in villages on weekly basis. Necessary medicines are available in government hospitals in sufficient quantity. Asha workers have been provided ORS, chlorine tablets, bleaching powder. CUG and call centre system has been installed to get information at state and district level.

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