NHM confirms control of Zika virus in Rajasthan

first_imgThe National Health Mission has confirmed the control of Zika virus in Rajasthan after the detection of more than 150 cases of infection, including those of some pregnant women, during the last few weeks. The diagnosis and treatment facilities at the government hospitals in the State were found to be in order.Effective measuresNHM Mission Director Manoj Jhalani, who is also Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said the spread of both Zika virus and dengue fever had been controlled in the State by taking up anti-larva and fogging activities on a large scale to get rid of mosquitoes spreading the virus.Mr. Jhalani said the State government’s Medical and Health Department had taken effective steps to control the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in the densely populated areas of Jaipur and other cities. He visited an urban primary health centre in Mansarovar locality here to observe the services rendered to the patients.He laid emphasis on medical treatment in an integrated manner, proper screening for non-communicable diseases and establishment of an effective referral mechanism. Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Veenu Gupta said the Zika virus had been controlled with the support and cooperation of the citizens and no fresh case had been detected in the last few days.last_img

Tagged: Tags

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *