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Mon District Health Mission addresses dengue outbreak

Nagaland News

Dimapur, September 25: The District Health Mission, under the leadership of DC Mon, Ajit Kumar Verma, convened a critical quarterly/emergency meeting at the DC Conference Hall on the September 22. The meeting brought together members from the H&FW Department, civil societies, and other stakeholders.
In his introductory remarks, the DC stressed that the responsibility of addressing health issues extends beyond the H&FW Department and involves various other departments as well. He emphasised the urgency of taking the current health situation in the State seriously and implementing effective preventive measures against diseases like dengue.
During the meeting, it was decided that there would be weekly mass social work and sanitation efforts every Saturday, recognising social work as one of the most effective measures against the disease.
It also agreed to create short video clips in local dialects or Nagamese to raise awareness among the general public in the district. Videos were considered the fastest and easiest way to disseminate information, particularly to reach the general public.
Furthermore, it was stressed that patients and attendants should take precautions, including wearing full sleeves and long pants. Emphasis was placed on the importance of individual and collective responsibility for maintaining clean surroundings, with the understanding that real social work is essential. (Page News Service)