NCVBDC Team Assesses Peren District's Readiness for Monsoon Season

The NCVBDC state team reviewed surveillance performance in Peren district, Nagaland, to prevent vector-borne disease outbreaks during the monsoon season. The team assessed health unit readiness and surveillance worker performance, providing guidance to district health authorities.

author-image
Trim Correspondents
New Update
NCVBDC Team Assesses Peren District's Readiness for Monsoon Season

NCVBDC Team Assesses Peren District's Readiness for Monsoon Season

The National Centre for Vector Borne Diseases Control (NCVBDC) state team conducted a comprehensive review of surveillance performance in Peren district, Nagaland, on Monday, as part of their efforts to prevent vector-borne disease outbreaks during the upcoming monsoon season. Led by Dr. R Chubala Aier, Additional Director and State Programme Officer (SPO) of NCVBDC, the team assessed the readiness of health units and the performance of surveillance workers in the district.

Why this matters: The proactive measures taken by health authorities to prevent vector-borne disease outbreaks are crucial in saving lives and reducing the economic burden of disease outbreaks. Effective surveillance and preparedness can also serve as a model for other regions prone to similar outbreaks, enhancing global health security.

During their visit, the NCVBDC team reviewed the performance of surveillance workers and health units, including Jalukie CHC and Heningkunglwa PHC. Individual assessments were carried out to ensure that the health units were well-equipped to handle potential outbreaks. The team also evaluated the performances of all surveillance workers and the overall district performance in surveillance over the last four years.

Dr. Aier emphasized the importance of screening high-risk populations, such as mobile groups and road construction workers, and ensuring that no areas are missed during surveillance. "Work sincerely and ensure that no area is missed during surveillance," Dr. Aier said, addressing the health workers.

The NCVBDC team also checked the availability of stock at the district store, documentation, and reporting formats. They interacted with senior medical officers and staff, providing handholding support to ensure smooth operations. A review meeting was held at the District Vector Borne Diseases Control office in Jalukie, where the team discussed their findings and provided guidance to the district health authorities.

The visit by the NCVBDC state team to Peren district highlights the proactive measures being taken by health authorities to prevent vector-borne disease outbreaks during the monsoon season. By assessing the readiness of health units and the performance of surveillance workers, the team aims to ensure that the district is well-prepared to handle any potential health emergencies.

Key Takeaways

  • NCVBDC state team reviews surveillance performance in Peren district, Nagaland.
  • Team assesses health unit readiness and surveillance worker performance.
  • Dr. Aier emphasizes screening high-risk populations and thorough surveillance.
  • Team checks stock availability, documentation, and reporting formats.
  • Visit aims to prevent vector-borne disease outbreaks during monsoon season.