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Comprehensive measures to prevent and control dengue fever (03/10/2017)

HNP - The Ha Noi People’s Committee Office issued Announcement 223/TB-VP dated September 25, stating conclusion of Municipal People’s Committee Vice Chairman Ngo Van Quy at the online conference on dengue fever prevention and control.

Due to wet, rainy weather and high number of students returning to schools after summer break, dengue fever might spread further in Ha Noi if the authority does not take drastic measures for prevention. In order to reduce new cases of dengue fever and put disease areas under control, the Municipal People’s Committee requests leaders of city’s departments and sectors, Chairpeople of People’s Committees of districts, suburban districts and towns, agencies and units headquartered in Ha Noi to further implement directives of the Municipal Party Committee and People’s Committee on dengue fever prevention and control as well as Ministry of Health instruction under Official Letter 5213/BYT-DP dated September 15, 2017 on increasing effort for dengue fever prevention and control.

Further drastic measures should be taken to clean up the environment and kill mosquito larvae, so that all households, agencies, units and public areas are clean and water containers are cleared weekly. Chemicals are sprayed at disease outbreaks, communes, wards and towns properly and efficiently.

The Department of Education and Training, Sections of Education and Training in districts and towns instruct teachers to assess performance of students, and guide the students how to encourage their families to join hands for cleaning up the environment, checking and handling water containers, eradicating mosquito larvae and cooperating with health authorities in chemical spraying.

Districts, communes, wards and towns conduct inspection and examination, assess performance of supervision groups, working groups, agencies and units in the city, and rectify their operation for better performance.

The Department of Health prepares chemicals, cooperates with Department of Finance to guide People’s Committees of districts and towns how to allocate sufficient capitals for spraying chemical, eradicating mosquito larvae and supplying sprayers. The Department also instructs subordinate hospitals to fulfill the process of diagnosis and treatment, arrange patients and guide them how to prevent further spreading of diseases in the families and community.

The Department of Information and Communicators in coordination with Ha Noi Radio and Television, press agencies of capital city continue to enhance popularization among households and people, encouraging them to take drastic measures to prevent and control dengue fever according to instructions of health authorities.

The Ha Noi Steering Committee for Disease Prevention and Control, districts, suburban districts and towns, communes, wards and townships increase inspections.

By Mai Phuong

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