ENSURE ZERO CASES OF VECTOR BORNE DISEASES: FERNANDES

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Margao:  August 13, 2018 … Additional Collector, South Goa District, Shri Agnelo Fernandes called for co-ordinated efforts from the community to supplement the activities of the health authorities to show results by ensuring that there are zero cases of malaria and dengue next monsoons.

Shri Fernandes chairing a meeting of the District Level Committee on Vector Borne Diseases consisting of medical/health and other authorities yesterday urged to invoke the various provisions of the Health Act including disconnection of electricity to send the clear message for regular offenders.  The health authorities need to initiate drastic measures to control the rise of vector borne diseases in the District which has seen a rise in the last few months, he remarked.

The Additional Collector echoing the demands of the medical practitioners for co-operation of the community, especially the local self-government bodies to assist and to create the requisite awareness to eradicate the vector borne diseases assured full support from the District Administration in their efforts.

The Dy. Director of Panchayat was also urged to issue directions to its officials and the Panchayats to extend all possible help to the PHC in their jurisdiction to arrest the rise of the disease.

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