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District and Block Level Task Force for Kala Azar in W.B.

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Government of West Bengal
Health & Family Welfare Department
Swasthya Bhaban, ‘B’ – Wing, Fourth Floor
G.N. – 29, Sector – V, Bidhannagar, Kolkata – 700 091.

Memo. No. HPH/1″D”-29-2014/54 Dt:- 09.02.2015

MEMORANDUM

For strengthening implementation of the National Kala Azar Elimination Programme (NKEP) and in conformity with the National Road Map for Elimination of Kala azar, a State Level Task Force for Kala Azar has already been constituted under the chairmanship of the Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department , GoWB vide memo. no. HPH/1″D”-29-2014/43 dated 27th January, 2015.

Now in order to assist the State Level Task Force for Kala azar and to discharge the functions at the ground level, the following District Task Force (DTF) for Kala azar and Block Level Task Force (BLTF) for Kala Azar are constituted whose details are as follows:

A. Constitution of District Task Force (DTF) for Kala Azar under the Chairmanship of the District Magistrate in 11 (eleven) Districts.

List of the Districts:- Darjeeling, Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur, Mursidabad, Malda, Birbhum, Burdwan, Nadia, Hooghly, North 24 Pargana, South 24 Parganas.

The composition of the District Task Force will be as follows:

  1. The Chief Medical Officer of Health of the district …….. Member.
  2. The Chief Medical Officer of Health of the Health District for Basirhat (N24P), Asansol(Burdwan), Rampurhat (Birbhum), Diamond Harbour (S24P) …….. Member.
  3. Dy.CMOH-II of the revenue district …….. Member-Convenor.
  4. Dy.CMOH-II of the Health Districts for Basirhat(N24P), Asansol (Burdwan), Rampurhat(Birbhum), Diamond Harbour (S24P) …….. Member.
  5. Superintendent of the District Hospital …….. Member.
  6. Superintendent of the District Hospital of Basirhat (N24P), Asansol (Burdwan), Rampurhat (Birbhum), Diamond Harbour ( S24P) …….. Member.
  7. MSVP of the Medical Colleges of district (Darjeeling, Burdwan, Malda, Mursidabad) …….. Member.
  8. District Information and Cultural Affairs Officer …….. Member.
  9. The Karmadhakshya, Jana Swasthya Zilla Parishad …….. Member.
  10. The Karmadhakshya Nari, Sishu-O-Samaj Kalyan Zilla Parishad …….. Member.
  11. The DPO, ICDS …….. Member.
  12. One Representative of IMA (to be selected by District IMA Branch) …….. Member.

The District Task Force (DTF) so constituted will function under the control of the State Task Force for Kala Azar And with the guidance of the State NVBDCP Cell. It will ensure in taking necessary steps and measures towards elimination of Kala-azar from the district. It will guide all the Block Level Task Force within the District. It will monitor and supervise:

  • Passive case detection, active case detection and vector surveillance, case- based diagnosis and monthly feed-back.
  • Access to early diagnosis and complete treatment.
  • Treatment completion and analysis of treatment failure.
  • Indoor residual spray work if done in any/all the affected areas in collaboration with vector-borne disease control programme.
  • Integrated vector management including Insecticide Treated Bed Nets and environmental management, the expansion and coverage of ITNs.
  • Community mobilization for vector control and for seeking early treatment.
  • To ensure availability of logistics and supplies (drugs and equipment) with support from state NVBDCP Cell.
  • Maintaining liaison with other programmes like HIV/AIDS, TB, leprosy, malaria and other vector-borne diseases, nutrition, anaemia control, environment, poverty alleviation.

B. Constitution of Block Level Task Force (BLTF) for Kala Azar under the Chairmanship of the Block Development Officer for all Blocks within above listed 11 districts of West Bengal, where there was even a single confirmed case of Kala Azar during 2012, 2013, 2014 & to include any new block if there is any case during 2015. Such list of Blocks will be prepared and submitted by the respective Chief Medical Officer of Health with approval of the Director of Health Services.

The composition of the Block Level Task Force will be as follows:

  1. The Block Medical Officer of Health of the Block …….. Member-Convenor.
  2. One M.O. of PHC where maximum concentration of cases were/are there …….. Member.
  3. Block Public Health Nurse of the Block …….. Member.
  4. The Karmadhakshya, Jana Swasthya of the Block …….. Member.
  5. The Karmadhakshya, Nari, Sishu-O-Samaj Kalyan of the Block …….. Member.
  6. The C.D.P.O. of the Block …….. Member.
  7. The Gram Pradhan/(s) of the affected village/(s) …….. Member/(s)

The Block Level Task Force (BLTF) so constituted will function under the direct control of the District Task Force & the District NVBDCP Cell with over all guidelines from the State Task Force for Kala Azar & the State NVBDCP Cell. It will ensure in taking necessary steps and measures towards elimination of Kala-azar from the affected villages of the Block. It will monitor and supervise:

  • Passive case detection, active case detection and vector surveillance, case- based diagnosis and monthly feed-back with ensuring access to early diagnosis and complete treatment.
  • Timely reporting of treatment completion for all cases, follow up and treatment failure if any.
  • Ensure effective, complete time bound quality IRS with guidelines from the district.
  • Integrated vector management including Insecticide Treated Bed Nets and environmental management, the expansion and coverage of ITNs, ensuring necessary repair works of houses.
  • Community mobilization for vector control and for seeking early treatment.
  • To ensure availability of logistics and supplies (drugs and equipment) with support from district NVBDCP Cell.
  • Maintaining liaison with other programmes like HIV/AIDS, TB, leprosy, malaria and other vector-borne diseases, nutrition, anaemia control, environment, poverty alleviation.

The Task Force shall meet on monthly basis.

This order will take immediate effect.

All concerned are being informed accordingly.

Sd/- Principal Secretary
Government of West Bengal.

No. HPH-54 dated 09.02.2015, Source