Dengue campaign held at Medziphema

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Dimapur, September 14: A campaign on Dengue fever with free tests and distribution of basic medicines was conducted for Medziphema Block at CHC Medziphema on September 14, organised by the NDPP women wing, 5 Ghaspani-II A/C.
Earlier a formal programme was held on awareness of Dengue that was attended by leaders from around 23 villages under Medziphema division. Speaking at the function, Zhaleo Rio, IAS (Rtd.), Deputy Speaker, NLA, advised that stagnant waters be it in pools, drains, discarded tyres, flower pots, etc should be emptied so that mosquitoes cannot lay eggs. H urged everyone to help clean up the surroundings free from stagnant water and requested the department to consider all available measures for treating patients.
Dr. N. Sezo, SMO, CHC Medziphema gave a powerpoint presentation on the fever, its cause, precautions and prevention techniques. He stated that dengue can be stopped from spreading through mosquitoes if people can regularly check stagnant waters or cover open water sources properly.
The program was chaired by Miathou Krose, Chairman, Health Centre Management Committee, CHC Medziphema.
Rio later inspected the ongoing construction of City Centre Complex, Medziphema Town, as well as the newly constructed office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Medziphema division. (Page News Service)