Sunday, March 12, 2017

eHCs to be centres of Vector Control

There are three e-Health Centres being run by NKDA: one at Swapna Bhor, one at Office Building at AA3 and one at Jatragachi at AA2. There is a qualified doctor looking after the three centres on a time share basis and there are para-medicals in each centre who know how to run the machines donated by HP under their CSR few months ago. The matter of improving the output of these EHCs came up for review at yesterday's NKDA Board meeting.

It was decided to convert these units as focus centres for control of dengue, malaria and other vector borne diseases. The CMOH and district administration of North-24 Paragnas and NKDA would jointly launch programmes to create awareness, conduct blood tests and take first level preventive care in the ensuing monsoons when such diseases spread. The nominal charges of the tests would also be made completely free for the next year in the first instance.

In addition, NKDA Board appointed Prof Gautam Chanda of Burdwan University as an honorary consultant for control of mosquitoes in New Town. Dr Chanda will not take any remuneration and only the actual travelling costs have to be reimbursed. Already, at least on two occasions, Dr Chanda and his team has conducted survey of the water bodies of New Town and given useful methods of mosquito control after water testing and sample survey. He has also given for use and distribution a booklet on FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on mosquitoes, their breeding habits, and Do's and Don'ts to schools and citizen groups.
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Aajkal dt 12 March 2017

Millennium Post dt 12 March 2017

Asian Age dt 12 March 2017

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