Kohima: Following the reports of four cases of Dengue in Dimapur, the Health Department of Nagaland Government has issued an advisory with regard to safe practices on prevention and control of the Dengue disease.
Nagaland Joint Director & State Programme Officer for National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) Dr Neisakho Kere said in an advisory where he underscored that every household must actively participate in controlling the breeding of dengue mosquitoes in and around their surroundings and he emphasised that combating dengue disease only through the endeavours of the programme alone is futile.
He stated that the general public has a huge responsibility to play in containing the disease.
Prime amongst which is to ensure that surroundings of homes, schools, settlements and businesses are clean and there is no stagnated water in drains, discarded containers, disposed vehicle tyres and another medium of storage.
It also made a fervent appeal to the community/public to observe ‘one dry day in a week’ where water in all the containers around the house like flower pot bases, empty vessels, coolers, tyres, buckets etc., are emptied out into a dry area because dengue mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.
He advised that “keep all water filled vessels and tanks tightly covered and throw out any rubbish lying around like plastic cups, old containers, tyres, coconut shells etc., and to check around the compound every week.”