With the aim of containing all the water-borne and mosquito-borne diseases in the rainy season, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed to launch ‘Dastak Campaign’ in the state from July 1.
Emphasising on prevention before treatment, the health department has been instructed to coordinate with other departments to make sure all the necessary arrangements have been made to prevent the spread of encephalitis, malaria, chikungunya, and other diseases.
State-level training of health workers has also been started and the health services in every village have been strengthened. The DASTAK campaign is a part of the comprehensive Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) strategy embraced by the Yogi Government.
All the Block Development Officers, District Panchayat Raj Officers, District School Inspectors, Chief Medical Officers, and senior officers of all the departments have been asked to extend their full support to the ‘Dastak’ campaign.
Uttar Pradesh government has formed about 73000 monitoring committees in the state which are playing a vital role in the fight against seasonal fever, mosquito, and water-borne diseases.
More than four lakh members associated with these committees have been engaged in making people aware by visiting them door to door.
In 3,011 PHCs and 855 CHCs in the state, all adequate arrangements have been made for the treatment. A total of 592 urban PHCs have also been asked to remain alert to provide treatment 24/7 to the patients.Fever clinics have been established at CHCs and PHCs to make sure patients can be treated on an immediate basis.
The CM also asked to ensure regular sanitation and fogging (with bleaching powder and sodium hypochlorite) drives to curb the threat of water-borne diseases ahead of the monsoon season. Along with this, special cleanliness drives are going to be run by the Municipal Corporations Municipalities and Nagar Panchayats.