Government of West Bengal
Directorate of Health Services (IBD Branch)
G.N-29, Sector-V, Saltlake City, Kolkata-700091
No. HIB/M/5A-6-2013/A224 Dated, 30th June, 2015
In continuation to the circular bearing memo. no. HIB/M/54-6-2013/165 Dt. 7th May, 2015, where detailed activities & steps were communicated in connection with the Vector Borne Diseases in West Bengal, it is considered that as regards Dengue disease following few activities may be looked into more systematically & in a continued manner under direct monitoring of the Chief Medical Officer himself.
As we all are aware that, Dengue is a fastest growing arboviral infection. The risk of Dengue is increased due to various favourable climatic conditions and other diverse human activities. For this the active involvement of other sectors are very much essential in prevention and control of Dengue. In absence of specific drug or vaccine, the case management of Dengue is still challenging. In comparison to last year till date number of Dengue cases have been increased due to increase number of cases in Kolkata and certain other districts of our state.
With the onset of monsoon the number of Dengue cases may be increased further which may lead to morbidity and mortality. In view of the above we need to prepare ourselves for effective control of Dengue & robust management of dengue cases (as per new guidelines for Dengue case management-2014, available in www.nvbdcp.gov.in & soft copy supplied on 08.05.2015 Dy. CMOH-II meeting) in the forth coming days. The following activities are to be strengthened further.
1) Identification of vulnerable areas on the basis of epidemiological and entomological surveillance on weekly basis.
2) Set up of rapid response team at District, Block/ Municipality level.
3) House to House activities- Searching of water holding containers for aedes larvae, cleaning and drying of water container, searching of fever cases and suspected cases to be tested at nearest Dengue testing Centre by ELISA Method. Analysis of House to House surveys need to be done at Municipality and CMOH level for focused attention at risk areas.
4) Strictly following DOs & DONTs of Dengue guidelines already circulated.
5) Ensure management by Medical Officers/ Specialists as per new guidelines.
6) Set up of fever clinics at the District/SD Hospital for screening of cases and symptomatic management and timely referral during outbreak.
7) Intensified IEC/BCC for social mobilization and source reduction.
8) Timely warning signals & Establishment of weekly/daily reporting as per norm.
Sd/- B. Satpathy
Director of Health Services
& E.o Secretary, Department of Health & FW