Dimapur, Sep. 13 (EMN): A two-day state review meeting of the National Vector Borne District Control Programme (NVBDCP) got underway in Kohima at Hotel Japfu which is scheduled to be held from September 13–14. The deputy director of NVBDCP, Dr. Neisakho Kere expressed hope that the deliberations undertaken in the two days meeting will be helpful given the state’s goal of malaria elimination by 2030.
A press note received here on Thursday informed that an overview of the programme was presented by Dr.Talitemsula Jamir,the state programme officer of NVBDCP.
The release stated as Jamir saying that there has been a sharp decline malaria positive cases during the past three years.
She mentioned that Dimapur district was contributing maximum number of malaria cases in the state. Also, she added that 95% of dengue cases were from Dimapur besides Kohima, Peren, and Mokokchung.
According to the updates, Dr. Kevichusa Medikhru, mission director of National Health Mission stressed on malaria elimination and said that the programme was doing a commendable job.
He encouraged the districts to not be complacent but work harder to become the first state in Northeast to eliminate malaria.
Programme implementation in the districts was also given by district officials.
The updates informed that, in the second day on Sep. 4, the meeting will also see a similar agenda in which programme implementation in the districts will be discussed and reviewed.