Govt Rushes Central Teams To Nine States, UTs With High Caseload Of Dengue

by Swarajya Staff - Nov 3, 2021 12:00 PM +05:30 IST
Govt Rushes Central Teams To Nine States, UTs With High Caseload Of DengueUnion Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

The Union Health Ministry has rushed high level teams to nine states and union territories (UTs) reporting high caseload of Dengue to support them in public health measures for control and management of the disease in these states, an official release said on Wednesday (3 November).

The ministry's decision comes after directions of Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya during the review meeting on the Dengue situation in Delhi on 1st November.

The states and UTs where the teams are being rushed include Haryana, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir.

The Union Health Minister had directed the Health Ministry to extend help to all the states and UTs having a high incidence of Dengue cases.

A total of 1,16,991 dengue cases are being reported by states and UTs across the country.

A significantly higher number of cases in some states are reported in October as compared to number of cases during the same period previous year, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

A total of 15 states and UTs are reporting their maximum cases in the current year; these states contribute 86 per cent of the country’s total dengue cases till 31 October.

In view of this, Central teams comprising of experts from NVBDCP, NCDC and Regional Offices have been sent to nine states and UTs that are reporting more cases in October compared to September, the ministry said.

The teams are tasked to assist and support states to mount an effective public health response, it added.

The teams have been asked to report on status of vector control, availability of kits and medicines, early detection, availability and use of insecticides, status of anti-larval and anti-adult vector control measures etc. They will also brief the state health authorities about their observations, the ministry said.

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