DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 20: Citing the outbreak of Dengue in Dimapur, the Western Sumi Hoho (WSH) has submitted a list of urgent measures to the Health Department.
“The situation has become extremely alarming, with numerous lives lost and a significant number of individuals affected by this deadly disease. The impact it has had on our citizens are distressing, and it is imperative that prompt action be taken to prevent further loss of life and mitigate the spread of this outbreak”, it stated in an appeal issued on Wednesday.
The WSH called for extensive public awareness campaign to educate citizens about dengue fever, its symptoms and preventative measures; to strengthen efforts to control mosquito populations by conducting thorough fumigation drives, especially in the areas heavily affected by Dengue; to allocate additional medical personnel, including doctors, nurses and support staff, to hospitals and clinics in the affected areas.
It further suggested to the Department to ensure that hospitals and clinics have sufficient supply of necessary equipment, medication, and resources to effectively treat dengue patients; and to implement a robust surveillance system to track and analyze the spread of dengue fever.
“We understand the challenges you face in managing such epidemics, but we are confident that the Department with your expertise and dedicated efforts, the situation can be brought under control. We urge you to prioritise this matter and take immediate action to prevent further loss of lives and minimise the impact on our citizens”, it stated.
(Page News Service)