National Dengue Day observed

PASIGHAT, May 16: National Dengue Day was observed by the East Siang District Vector Borne Diseases Control Society (DVBDCS) here on Thursday.
Addressing the event, Deputy Commissioner Kinny Singh urged the people to step up the task of source reduction and generate awareness about personal protection to beat the viral disease which claims many precious lives across the country.
She emphasized on “symptomatic treatment and extensive hydration method when there is no proper treatment of the disease.”
The DC asked the health department authorities to liaise with all other departments and the public to create a “massive awareness campaign during the pre-monsoon period, besides fogging operation.”
She also emphasized on using social media and other educational and promotional steps to control and check dengue.
Joint Health Services Director Dr D Raina stressed on source reduction as “the only option to contain the disease,” and said no dengue case has been detected in the district this year.
DMO Dr Kaling Dai and BPGHP MS Dr YR Darang spoke on the ways and means to check the recurrence of dengue, which had taken an ugly shape a few years back when it had taken on the magnitude of an epidemic.
Earlier, DVBDCPO Dr K Lego highlighted the causes, protection and treatment of dengue.
In Yupia in Papum Pare district, an awareness programme on vector-borne diseases was organised at the Industries Training Institute to mark National Dengue Day.
DSO Dr R Ronya sensitized the participant’s on dengue, its signs and symptoms, laboratory diagnosis and treatment.
Papum Pare District VBC Consultant Techi Pekhi Tara highlighted the need for personal protective measures, including a clean and hygienic environment without letting water become stagnant.