Nadda directs officials to gear up for monsoon
In the wake of <g data-gr-id="21">arrival</g> of monsoon, Union Health Minister JP Nadda has directed the officials in the ministry to gear up to meet the possible incidence of dengue during the monsoon. While reviewing states’ preparedness, Nadda has given topmost priority to advance preparedness of states affected by dengue, in order to prevent the disease and effectively manage it.
“We are coordinating with states concerned and are ready to provide all necessary support,” said <g data-gr-id="13">Nadda</g> during the review session.
Following <g data-gr-id="23">Nadda’s</g> direction, Health Secretary BP Sharma chaired a high-level meeting to review the dengue situation in four northern states viz. Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. DGHS Jagdish Prasad, additional secretary and Mission Director CK Mishra and health secretaries also participated in the review meet. During the meet, the states were advised that as no vaccine is available for prevention and as there is no specific drug for treatment of the disease, source reduction activity to eliminate the mosquito vector breeding needs to be taken as top priority to reduce the risk of transmission.