OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MINISTER
GOVT. OF DELHI
On Chief Minister’s directions, Health Minister submits progress report of Dengue prevention campaign
· Mega campaign for Dengue prevention going on at full swing
· Dus Hafte, Dus Baje, Dus Minute campaign to be further intensified
Following directions from the Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal, Health Minister Mr Satyendar Jain has submitted a report on the ongoing awareness programme across Delhi for the prevention of Dengue and Chikungunya as part of the Dus Hafte, Dus Baje, Dus Minute mega campaign.
The Chief Minister has directed that this mega campaign to prevent Dengue and Chikungunya should be made a People’s Movement.
Details of the ongoing campaign are as follows :
· 272 ward-wise teams with 20-25 members comprising the officials from all stakeholders have been constituted. Each team is already taking up activities in their wards.
· Meeting with RWAs, Schools Children, Social & religious leaders and sensitizing them on their role and responsibilities for prevention and control of mosquito breeding and motivate them for changed behavioral practices.
· Inspection & cleanliness drive of various types of containers / sites/ rooftops supporting mosquito breeding at source.
· Distribute the information, Education and Communication (IEC) material.
· Motivating the residents, RWAs and school children to sustain and spearhead the movement in their localities.
· Motivating the Schools administration to undertake activities in Schools around the theme of vector control/ personal protective measures.
· Involving corporate sector, wherever possible, to contribute to the community efforts through their CSR activities.
Details of 427 Awareness sessions already done in Districts as per information received from District Surveillance Units ( IDSP / NVBDCP)
No. of Awareness Session done Date Wise
· Eleven District surveillance teams also organizing awareness campaign to create awareness regarding prevention and control of vector borne diseases in Delhi. Health talk given and pamphlets were distributed during awareness campaign. Various places under jurisdiction of districts have been covered ( Slum areas, underprivileged areas, School, Hospitals, RWAs, Market places, Dispensary, colonies, police station, Metro station, any other department and offices etc.). Till date total 270 awareness campaigns have been done.
COORDINATION WITH OTHER STAKEHOLDERS
· Letters regarding measures to be taken by various agencies, offices, departments, institutes for prevention and control of Dengue, Chikungunya and other VBDs, were issued by ADGHS, PH- IV. Letters has been sent to Local Bodies, Revenue Department, Sentinel Hospitals, DMRC, DDA, PWD, Railway, ISBT, RWA, Delhi Tourism, Education, DUSIB, Universities, CDMOs, etc.
· 11 D.O. letters sent by ADGHS, PH- IV, GNCTD to all Divisional Commissioners, Revenue Departmentregarding prevention and control of vector borne diseases ( Dengue, Chikungunya).
· Communication done with all the stake holders to designate Nodal officers in all department, offices, hospitals, institutes of all concern stakeholders (DJB, DDA, DMRC, Delhi Police, PWD, School health scheme etc),Hospitals ( 33 Sentinel Surveillance Hospitals) and districts ( 11 Districts and respective DGDs).
· Coordination with NCDC and AIIMS regarding circulating strain in 2018, so that strategies could be implemented for this year accordingly for prevention and control of vector borne diseases.
· Advisory issued to all Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes to increase the bed strength up to 10-20% of their approved bed strength on a temporary basis as and when it will be required during the Dengue season and not to deny treatment/ admission to any dengue/ chikungunya patient.
· Cross border coordination with District Magistrate / Chief Medical Officers and Civil Surgeon of Neighbouring districts, since People from other States visit Delhi for their health care needs on daily basis. There is continuous in and out migration of people on large scales for various purposes ( seeking treatment, for jobs, business etc.). This renders people of Delhi, exposed to risk of various communicable diseases and also imposes a huge burden on Health care delivery system. Therefore, it is necessary to establish good intersectoral coordination with neighbouring States/ Districts so there will be no spread of dengue and Chikungunya in whole NCR. Advisory on prevention and control of vector borne diseases and preparedness of hospitals has also been shared with neighbouring Districts.
· Coordination with Drug Control Department to issue an Advisory on banning of NSAIDS drugs ( Aspirin, Brufen, Voveran, etc) over the counter sale by chemists and keeping them in to schedule ‘H’ drug during the season and these drugs to be sold against the prescription of registered medical practitioners only.
· Coordination with Sentinel Surveillance Hospitals to notify and upload each confirm case of Dengu, Chikungunya and Malaria on MCD portal with complete information (Name/ Age/ Sex/ Contact detail/ Address/ diagnosis) of the patients of daily basis in transmission period for timely preventive measures by MCD on affected areas.