Anti-dengue measures and surveillance had been mounted in Chwangphai village, Tholhang village, D.khonomphai village , Chanou village following the death of a nine-year-old child from T Tonglhang village village under Moreh Sub- division on the intervening night of June 12 and 13
TFM Moreh Correspondent
As dengue cases are on the rise in Moreh sub-division, Tengnoupal District Malaria Officials under State Health Department are carrying out fogging in the villages and spreading awareness about dengue spread and its preventive measures.
Meanwhile, out of 77 blood samples sent to RIMS’ Biological Samples (Blood) Testing, 19 were found dengue positive while 30 were tested negative and 21 declared equivocal.
With three dengue patients recuperating at Moreh hospital, the total number of dengue cases rose to 22. 12 dengue positive cases were reported in Moreh ward no 7, Chwangphai leikai, five in Tolhang village and one each in Khonomphai village and Chanou.
Anti-dengue measures and surveillance were mounted in Chwangphai village, Tholhang village, D.khonomphai village , Chanou village following the death of a nine-year-old child from T Tonglhang village under Moreh Sub- division on the intervening night of June 12 and 13 due to dengue infection. The VRDL Team of RIMS had also visited the villages on June 24 and 25 to take stock of the situation.
The fogging and surveillance have been taken up in these villages since June 30 by a team led by Tengnoupal District District Malaria officer (DMO) Dr Manibhushan and Assistant Malaria officer (AMO) Kamei Khamchungpui under Manipur State NVBDCP.
Tengnoupal DMO Dr Manibhushan said since one dengue death was reported in T Tonglhang village, State Health Dept officials & National Vector borne diseases control programme officials have been directly monitoring the situation and sensitising the villagers to maintain cleanliness and protect themselves from mosquito bites.