Hyderabad: Chief Secretary SK Joshi today instructed officials to prepare a special action plan to prevent vector-borne diseases, particularly dengue, malaria, chikungunya, filariasis and Japanese encephalitis, in the State.
Joshi issued instructions at a review meeting chaired by him. He also thanked the Central government that sent a team of officials to the State for discussions on containing the spread of vector-borne diseases. “Steps should be taken to prevent mosquito breeding. In the localities where cases of such diseases are reported, effective measures should be taken to stop the spread of diseases”, he said.
Calling for a coordinated approach among various departments for disease prevention and containment, Joshi asked the officials to use the right equipment for the needs and said fogging in areas where mosquitoes are found should be done effectively.
The meeting discussed about the steps being taken to control mosquito borne diseases. The meeting was attended among others by Special Chief Secretary (Health) Shanti Kumari, Vaidya Vidhana Parishad Commissioner Yogita Rana, Director of Health Srinivasa Rao, National Vector Borne Disease Control Deputy Director Suman Lata Patel, consultant Kaushal Kumar, and Integrated Disease Surveillance Program Deputy Director Pranav Kumar Varma.