Mangaluru, July 4: Taking serious note of the spread of contagious diseases, the Deputy Commissioner of the district A B Ibrahim on Friday, July 3rd suggested prevention of the communicable diseases in a review meeting held in his office on Communicable Disease Prevention Program Implementation.
The Health Department should organize cleanliness drive along with the NGO’s and other local organizations. Awareness should be created among the public’s from the taluk level, said DC Ibrahim.
The citizens of the district are anxious about the communicable diseases. Even for a common fever, they go for blood check up. The doctors are also suggesting for three days of continuous blood checkup. For each blood test, the public’s spend minimum Rs 1,200 and hence the patients face financial problems, said Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya.
Dengue will be cured in three days. Although the Health Department has informed that blood test is mandatory in case the fever appears once again and if there is severe bleeding. Adequate rest is needed in case of Dengue fever, informed Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya.
Although the hospital has declared that from 2007 to 2014, 65 persons have expired due to Malaria, but the official figures reflect only 12 cases. Awareness should be created on waste management and cleanliness. The water gets collected in plastic waste and the mosquitoes breed there. Mosquitoes breed more in the rubber plantations in rural areas of the district. Chalk out a plan for the eradication of communicable disease, said Dr Shantaram Baliga.
As was decided in the meeting held in March in Bengaluru, throughout the district, awareness program was organized in April. Taluk level officials team have been formed comprising of the health department and Asha workers. Malaria and Dengue eradication month was organized in June. Weekly a review meet is being held led by the ZP CEO, said Dr Arun Kumar, Communicative disease control officer.
In the meet, Mayor Jacintha Alfred, ZP CEO Shrividya, MCC additional commissioner Gokuldas Nayak, DHO Ramakrishna Rao, and District Surgeon Dr Rajeshwari Devi were present.