Nov 7, 2022, Guwahati: On Sunday, an order issued by the Principal Secretary of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) said, “In view of the alarming surge in dengue cases and as preventive measures against impending epidemic, therefore all educational institutions both government and private, etc. from non-formal pre-schools (Anganwadi) to colleges falling within Diphu Municipal Board and Greater Diphu Town area, shall remain closed on from November 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12.”
Proactive measures have been taken under the leadership of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Minister of Health Keshab Mahanta in response to reported outbreaks of dengue cases in some districts of Assam.
The Director of the National Health Mission, Dr. MS Lakshmi Priya, the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP), and the National Vector-Borne Disease Control Program (NVBDCP) team visited the affected areas in Karbi Anglong during the day to take stock of the situation and provide all necessary support to the district team to control the outbreak.
MD NHM Assam chaired a meeting to review the dengue situation in Diphu city and Karbi Anglong district with the district administration, Members of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), Diphu Medical College and Hospital, the Team of District Health and officials from other department heads at Diphu on Saturday evening.
The MD of NHM Assam also chaired a meeting to review the anti-dengue campaign and the current situation with district officials to receive the necessary guidance and stay on guard to further defuse the situation.
As such, in this regard, a strategy was developed on two fronts, one targeting the community and the other targeting clinical management.
A release by the National Health Mission (NHM), Assam, said that out of 285 dengue cases detected in the state between November 1 and 5, 271 were from Karbi Anglong district, and eight cases were in the Kamrup Metropolitan area.
“The situation in Karbi Anglong is being closely monitored and all preventive measures are being taken to combat the situation,” the NHM release said.