CM flags off 22 NVBDCP vehicles

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Chief Minister Pema Khandu flagged off 22 programme vehicles under the NVBDCP at the legislative assembly complex here on 19 January.
The vehicles were supplied by the union health & family welfare ministry under IMCP 3, with funding from the Global Fund against TB, AIDS and Malaria.
The chief minister expressed gratefulness to the ministry for providing 22 programme vehicles, 48 bikes and scooters, and 120 high-quality Olympus microscopes for successful implementation of the NVBCDP in the state.
He also congratulated the state Health department for achieving the goal of less than 1 API (Annual Parasite Index) and zero death during 2017.
Earlier, NVBDCP State Programme Officer, Dr A Yirang gave a brief account on the status of malaria in the state during 2013 to 2017, and informed about the objective of the H&FW department in eliminating malaria by 2025.
Among others, PHE&WS Minister Bameng Felix, H&FW Parliamentary Secretary Phurpa Tsering, and senior officers of the Health department attended the flagging-off ceremony.
In the afternoon, Additional Director of NVBDCP, Dr Avdesh Kumar attended the valedictory function of three-day review meeting of the NVBCDP in the state. Kumar expressed happiness over the achievement of less than 1 API target by the state team.
However, he advised the state not to be complacent, but to be more active and vigilant as some of the districts still have more than 3 API.
DHS Dr Moromor Lego and NHM MD Dr Tapashya Raghav also spoke.