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Health Director chairs high level meeting over dengue


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, October 16, 2023:  In a proactive move to combat the escalating dengue cases in state, a high-level meeting convened under the guidance of Health Director Dr. Supriya Mallik took place at the Health Directorate office today.

The meeting brought together prominent figures in the field, including Dr. Anjan Das, Director of Family Welfare and Immunity Rights, as well as specialist doctors from Agartala Government Medical College & GBP Hospital and IGM Hospital.

Sources from the health department said that the gathering primarily focused on formulating robust strategies to thwart the further spread of dengue in various regions of the state.

“Discussions delved into multifaceted approaches, emphasizing the imperative steps that need to be taken to avert this public health crisis. A consensus was reached to launch an extensive campaign aimed at enhancing public awareness regarding dengue. Key initiatives include maintaining cleanliness in areas prone to mosquito breeding, conducting awareness sessions in collaboration with Agartala Municipal Corporation’s mayor and corporators, and engaging with public representatives at the block level”, said source.

Additionally, leveraging media, both traditional and electronic, was identified as a pivotal means to disseminate crucial information about dengue prevention. These concerted efforts are expected to bolster the state’s fight against this mosquito-borne ailment.

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