Dimapur, September 13: The National Vector Borne District Control Programme (NVBDCP) State review meeting is underway at Hotel Japfu Kohima from September 13-14. Senior Regional Director MoHFW Dr. L.A.Singh, NVBDCP state and district officials and staff are participating in the two days meeting.
On the first day, the welcome address was delivered by the Deputy Director (NVBDCP) Dr.Neisakho Kere. He expressed hope that the deliberations undertaken in the two day meeting will be helpful in propelling the state towards malaria elimination by 2030.
A presentation on overview of the programme was presented by Dr Talitemsula Jamir, State Programme Officer, NVBDCP. She presented that in the last three years there has been a sharp decline in the malaria positive cases. Dimapur district is contributing to the maximum number of malaria cases in the state. 95% of dengue cases are also from Dimapur besides Kohima, Peren and Mokokchung.
She also presented on the different interventions required by the districts like diagnosis and treatment, surveillance, vector control and strengthening and streamlining of recording and reporting of cases from all the health units. Dr Temsula also stressed on investigation of every malaria and dengue positive case and convergence with other allied departments in combating the disease.
Dr. Kevichusa Medikhru, Mission Director, National Health Mission stressed on malaria elimination and said that the programme is doing a commendable job and encouraged the districts not to be complacent but work harder to become the first state in North East to eliminate malaria.
The address was followed by district presentations on programme implementation in their respective districts with inputs and suggestions from the participants. The second day of the meeting will also see a similar agenda where programme implementation in the districts will be discussed and reviewed.
(Page News Service)