Lucknow: Complete control of communicable diseases is included in the priorities of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, under this special communicable disease control campaign was started on Saturday. On this occasion, the mayor also flagged off the sprinkling, sanitization, fogging and publicity vehicles engaged in the campaign.
On this occasion, the Mayor said that it has been possible only with the initiative of the Chief Minister to control communicable diseases and run campaigns from time to time. Under this, this campaign is being started which will run throughout the month of April.
Along with this, the Dastak campaign will also be run from April 15 to 30. Along with the Health Department, Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Urban Development, Medical Education, Child Development and Nutrition, Education, Divine Public Welfare, Animal Husbandry, Agriculture and Information Department will also cooperate in the campaign.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Manoj Agrawal said that control of communicable diseases and encephalitis and ensuring timely treatment is in the priority of the department. The Chief Medical Officer said that this campaign would be successful with the participation of all the people. If we want to avoid mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, then we should try that mosquitoes do not breed.
Nodal Officer of Communicable Disease Control Program Dr. Sandeep Singh said – This campaign is the first campaign of the year. This campaign is conducted thrice every year. Under this campaign, people will be made aware about the importance of cleanliness, prevention of mosquito-borne diseases and cleanliness activities will be organized by various departments.
Dr. Singh said that during the Dastak campaign, ASHA and Anganwadi workers will go door-to-door to make a list of fever patients, Influenza Like Illness (ILI) patients, symptomatic persons and malnourished children. Along with this, a list of such houses will also be made area wise where mosquito breeding has been found inside the houses.
ASHA workers will put up stickers at prominent places in the houses where there are children below 15 years of age or persons with symptoms of tuberculosis.
Asha workers should make people aware about this and make sure that they do not self-medicate in case of fever, get the fever tested at the nearest health center.
To avoid mosquitoes, people should keep their house and surroundings clean. Do not defecate in the open The tray of the cooler and fridge should be cleaned from time to time. Do not allow water to collect anywhere. Remove or clean pot trays, old tires, broken utensils, etc. Apply anti-mosquito cream, wear full-sleeved clothing and sleep with a mosquito net, and use netting on the doors and windows of the house.
On this occasion a stall was also set up on the topic of Communicable Disease Awareness by the Embed Project of Family Health India and a selfie point was also created.
On this occasion, Mayor Sanyukta Bhatia along with Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Milind Vardhan, District Health Education and Information Officer
Yogesh Raghuvanshi, District Malaria Officer Dr. Ritu Srivastava, Deputy District Malaria Officer Dr. Archana, Medical Superintendent of CHC Chandan Nagar Dr. Hassan Raza, representatives of all departments, Malaria Inspector, ASHA workers, associate organizations Family Health India, World Health Organization , PATH, UNICEF, CIFAR representatives were present