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Doctors trained on vector borne diseases

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Dimapur, Nov. 23 (EMN): A two-day refresher training for Medical Officers (MOs), organised by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCB), Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, was held at DUDA Guest House, Kohima, on November 21 and 22.
Around 30 Medical Officers from 11 districts of the State are participating in the training. The resource persons of the training are Dr. LA Singh, Senior Regional Director, Imphal; Dr. Neisakho Kere, Deputy Director (NVBDCP); Atu Longkumer, Senior Entomologist, NVBDCP; and Imsubenla Ozukum, PH Consultant, NVBDCP.
On the first day, a presentation on overview of malaria elimination plan was presented by Dr. Kevichusa Medikhru, State Programme Officer, NVBDCP. He deliberated on the milestones and targets set for malaria elimination in the State by 2030. He presented an overview of vector borne disease situation in the State over the past 5 years.
He also informed the gathering on the formation of a task force in the State and the districts and the declaration of malaria as a notifiable disease. He expressed hope that with the concerted efforts of all, Nagaland could be the first state in North East to eliminate malaria.
During the two-day programme, participants were trained on malaria epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment, case management, surveillance on malaria, reporting of malaria, Dengue and JE, integrated vector management, outbreak investigation with special reference to vector borne diseases, IEC/BCC on malaria and other VBDs and the involvement of private and non formal sector.

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