PASIGHAT, July 22: Health department led by DMO Dr. Kaling Dai is working hard to control mosquito-transmitted diseases, like malaria, dengue and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the district.
Steps have been taken to carry out source reduction activities, awareness campign, fogging and indoor residual spray etc while residents have been advised to use mosquito repellents, wear long-sleeved clothes, and use mosquito nets and to get rid of places where mosquitoes can breed, like tyres and flower pots etc that collect rainwater.
DC-cum-DM Dr. Kinny Singh has directed authorities concerned to take up capacity building and intensify awareness campaigns along with massive cleanliness drive across the district. Fogging to be carried out in most vulnerable areas, where malaria and dengue etc cases had been reported earlier, she said.
To prevent JE outbreak, the DM in a prohibitory order u/s 133(B) Cr.PC has banned import of pigs and ducks from outside the state where the disease was known to be prevalent. An auto rickshaw coming to Pasighat carrying piglets on Monday was reportedly turned back to Jonai in Assam.
Meanwhile, DVO Dr. T. Taggu has entrusted SVO Dr. Chinjo Mayor Gao to strictly monitor and ensure that pigs, piglets and all poultry birds are not imported to Pasighat township from outside, till further order. (DIPRO)