Friday, June 14, 2024

World Malaria Day observed in Nagaland

Dimapur Malaria
DC Dimapur, Sachin Jaiswal handing over the award to one of the ASHA awardees during the programme at the CMO office on World Malaria Day in Dimapur on April 25. (DPRO Dimapur)

Dimapur, April 25: Dimapur District Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme observed World Malaria Day today at Chief Medical Officer’s Office conference hall under the theme “Time to deliver zero malaria: Invest, innovate, implement”.
DC Dimapur & Chairman, District Task Force (DTF) for Malaria Elimination, Sachin Jaiswal stated that despite significant progress being made in reducing the burden of malaria, much more needs to be done to achieve the goal of malaria elimination and community involvement is needed more than ever. He stated that unlike other places, mosquito breeding period is much higher as is evident from the presence of mosquitoes throughout the year irrespective of season, which may be due to the many low lying areas in Dimapur ideal for stagnant water collection and our lifestyle. He urged the community to observe cleanliness at the household level and also requested the District Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme to be more pro-active during the chronic months.
He further requested for more awareness and anti-mosquito activities despite resource constrains. He hoped that the community will join hands with the Government to work hard in eliminating malaria from our district by the year 2030.
During the programme, 3 ASHAs were felicitated with certificates and cash awards for their exceptional performances towards elimination of malaria.
Following the World Malaria Day, the District Task Force for Malaria also conducted meeting to curb malaria and other vector borne diseases in the district. The meeting was chaired by Sachin Jaiswal, DC Dimapur.
During the meeting, it was discussed that the Dimapur Municipal Council will be organizing a cleanliness drive focussing clearing drainage to reduce water stagnation, which leads to more mosquito breeding grounds and floods during monsoon. DMC also shared that a new innovative strategy is in plan to collect household garbage which will be implemented in Ward 11 and Ward 19 as pilot projects and if successful, will be applied in other wards as well.
During the meeting, Kikolul Khieya, Assistant Director, Urban Vector-borne Disease Scheme (UVBDS) re-oriented the members on the entomology of mosquito and stated that source reduction is the most
Longleng district observed World Malaria Day cum district task force and committee meeting at DC’s conference hall.
A press release by media officer, CMO Longleng stated that during the programme keynote address was delivered by Dharma Raj, IAS Deputy Commissioner, Longleng. He spoke on the significance of the day and encouraged ASHAs and the participants to create awareness about malaria, to eliminate malaria and to have self awareness among oneself. He asserted the importance of proper management of sanitation and hygiene to prevent malaria and encouraged the participants to keep their surroundings clean so as to reduce mosquito breeding and prevent the spread of malaria.
A Nyumoi Phom, VBD consultant gave a power point presentation on the status of malaria under Longleng district and said that Longleng District has zero malaria cases since 2019 till date.
During the programme, 3 ASHAs P. Amenla Phom of Namhaching village , Phanyu Phom of Yongshei village and Ounching Phom of Yimchong village were awarded best performing ASHA.
All together 30 participants attended the programme.

World Malaria Day at Mokokchung

World Malaria Day was observed today at the CMO Conference Hall Mokokchung, under the Theme “Time to deliver zero malaria: Invest, Innovate, Implement”.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner and Chairman District Task Force for Malaria Elimination, Shashank Pratap Singh, IAS, lauded the Medical Department and the Vector Borne Committee in the district for their effort and accomplishment in containing Malaria in the district. Having said that the DC maintained that there is no scope for complacency when it comes to diseases, therefore, everyone needs to be alert and carry on with the awareness programs.
The DC said that children are more vulnerable to Malaria and all other diseases. Mentioning the importance to educate and making the parents aware, he asked the concerned department should carry out the task of visiting the household in the villages so as to promote awareness. He further said that community support is the key factor to contain the disease and said all the PHCs should also be able to treat the disease.
In the programme, the 3 best performing ASHAS were felicitated; Chubatola (Chakba), Sunepmongla (Longmisa), and Toshinaro (Lakhuni). Keynote address and power point presentation were given by Dist. Vector Borne Disease Consultant, Imkummongba Nungtanger, while the programme was chaired by Assistant Malaria Officer, Khenito.

World malaria Day at Peren
Deputy Commissioner Peren Vineet Kumar felicitating ASHA awardee on World Malaria Day at Peren on April 25.

Peren District observed World Malaria Day cum District Taskforce meeting on April 25 at DC’s Conference Hall New Peren Headquarters.
Deputy Commissioner Peren Vineet Kumar IAS DC cum Chairman DTF (IMEP-2) welcomeD and encouraged the gathering to constantly support the district task force. DC said as the district observed World Malaria Day with the rest of the world, the district should work consistently to reduce it to zero level. He also encouraged not to lower guard but to take prevention as guidelines given by the Department.
The DC also apprised all the departments to take precaution manner their surrounding offices. He also appreciated the ASHAs in the district at the village level for working tirelessly in the process of guiding the community.
The DC urged them to rededicate and go forward and give efforts for the total elimination of malaria in the district.
The ASHAs of New Puilwa Village, Sailhem Village, & Gaily Village were felicitated with Rs. 5000 along with a citation certificate.
Dr. K. Limatula Ao CMO Peren stated that everybody needs to keep the surroundings clean and encouraged to raise awareness and give an effort to control and prevent eventually eradicated malaria in the district.
Dr. Hedungkiebe DVBO Peren presided over the observation of World Malaria Day and presented the Malaria elimination programme review and highlighted early Diagnosis and radical treatment and case-based surveillance. He also stated that the ASHA performs tests on individuals in the village or when the patients visit HUs, they are provided with free testing and treatment.
Dr. Hedungkiebe stated that rapid response to any occurrence of malaria cases. He said integrated vector management (IVM) and long-lasting Insecticidal nets 45000 received in 2020 and distributed covering all villages in the district.
He also highlighted the reported cases of malaria in the year 2020 reported 3 cases in 2021, 1 case in 2022.
He also highlighted the upcoming activities and stated that the proposed pilot project of a one-day seminar on malaria Elimination for ten selected churches under Jalukie Block and Anti-malaria month is to be observed in June. The vote of thanks was pronounced by C. Nokching Chang AMO Peren. (Page News Service)