Rajasthan Government on Tuesday cancelled the leaves of healthcare workers and decided to depute nodal officers in areas affected by dengue and other seasonal diseases to run special campaigns. Health Minister Raghu Sharma asked the officials to conduct a 'Dengue Mukt Rajasthan' campaign from October 20 to November 3 to keep a check on the outbreak of dengue and other seasonal diseases.
The campaign would provision control rooms and a rapid response team in all districts to carry out anti-larva exercises and awareness drives among other measures. The Health Minister conducted a video conference meeting with all Chief Medical Health Officers (CMHOs), Principal Medical Officers and other officials of the health department and issued necessary directions. He also reviewed the arrangement to curb the outbreak.
The official statement informed that the health minister asked officials to carry out the anti-larva exercise in 50 houses adjoining that of the patient.
Instructions have also been given to maintain a regular supply of adequate medicines for seasonal diseases and to conduct door-to-door surveys in the affected areas and identify and treat patients.
Rajasthan has reported 6,797 cases of dengue and other seasonal diseases this year till October 18, with the highest of 1,411 reported in Jaipur, an official said.
(With inputs from PTI)