BHUBANESWAR: With monsoon raising the risk of outbreak of vector-borne and waterborne diseases, the State Government on Tuesday launched a three-month-long malaria, dengue and diarrhoea (MDD) campaign to make the people aware in the districts.
The campaign was inaugurated by Minister of State (Ind) for Health Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak in presence of Secretary PK Mohapatra.
The campaign that will culminate on September 30 will entail movement of 314 ‘Nidhi Raths’ across all the districts and blocks disseminating messages on prevention and control of diseases.
The awareness programme will be complemented by mass cleaning drives in villages, towns and cities. Around 436 demonstration-cum-Information, Education, Communication (IEC) corners would be put up at all health facilities to promote safe practices, hygiene like washing hands, use of toilets, purifying drinking water, covering food items as well as use of ORS and zinc supplementations for controlling diarrhoea. SMSes on MDD preventive measures would also be sent to mobile phones.
To make the interventions more effective, all departments from Health and Family Welfare, Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Urban Development, School and Mass Education, SC and ST, Woman and Child Development, Forest and Environment have been involved.
Will culminate on September 30
Will entail movement of 314 ‘Nidhi Raths’ across all the districts and blocks
Around 436 demonstration-cum-Information, Education, Communication (IEC) corners would be put up at all health facilities