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  • 24 Jun 2022
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Preparations to Start Campaign Against Infectious Diseases

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  • Addressing a high-level meeting on June 23, 2022, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to ensure regular sanitation and fogging campaigns to save the state from Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya and other vector-borne diseases.

Key Points

  • The state-wide special drive against communicable diseases will be launched from July 1 to address the health challenges posed by water-borne diseases and other seasonal irregularities.
  • It is worth noting that every year from June to November, a large number of children are affected by Japanese Encephalitis in the Purvanchal region of the state. Due to the continuous efforts made by the government, not only has the spread of this disease been controlled, but the deaths due to it have also come down by more than 95 percent.
  • Taking extra vigil and precautions in this context, the State Government has set up Encephalitis Care Centers at the Block level equipped with PICU beds and trained medical personnel.
  • On this occasion, the Chief Minister also told that very soon, effective control of malaria would be established in Uttar Pradesh with the release of Kala-azar. According to the latest figures, Malaria is less than one per 1,000 population and Kala-azar disease is less than one per 10,000 population in the state.

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