Madhya Pradesh formed 415 combat teams to control contagious diseases
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 10-Aug-2017

Bhopal, August 10: Madhya Pradesh government has constituted 415 combat teams for prevention and treatment of water-borne diseases at district and development block level in the state. People were told to inform immediately about the spread of any water-borne diseases in their areas on landline no. 0755-4094192 and call centre no. 8989988712.

Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Rustum Singh told that the possibility of spread of water-borne diseases increases every year first due to shortage of water at the end of summer season and beginning of rainy season and then due to polluted water following rains. 

“Efforts are being made to control spread of contagious diseases through sectors in charge, multi-purpose workers and ASHA. ASHA informs concerned development block medical officer promptly about occurrence of any case of disease in the village so that immediate steps can be taken to control It. Sufficient quantity of medicine has been made available at the Arogya Kendra and Depot Holder in every village, he added.

During the daily review of swine flu, dengue, chikungunia and other contagious diseases by the Health Department it was told that 95 samples of swine flu were sent between July 1 and August 8 out of which 91 reports have been received. Out of these reports 17 tested positive and 4 sample reports are awaited. At present 3 patients are undergoing treatment in government hospitals and 8 patients in private hospitals.

Similarly 42 dengue patients were found in 14 districts during the same period. On August 8, 28 samples were sent to 4 laboratories out of which two were tested dengue-positive. During this period 14 suspected patients of chikungunia were found but their reports were negative. One swine flu patient has been reported dead in the state.