Kamrup Metropolitan district has ushered in the Anti-Malaria Month and Dengue Awareness Fortnight starting today, in a bid to amplify public consciousness about these diseases and their prevention measures.
The campaign was inaugurated by Jharna Patgiri, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Health Department of Kamrup City, and Naveen Bora, Councilor of Ward No. 35, at a ceremony held at East Guwahati State Hospital. The event was graced by several key health officials, including Dr. Kandarp Kumar Das, Joint Director of Health Services, Health Department, Kamrup City; Chief Medical and Health Officer (Infectious Diseases); Officer-in-charge of East Guwahati State Hospital; District Malaria Officer (National Immunization Scheme); and other officers of the Health Department.
This initiative aims to put a strong emphasis on raising awareness about malaria and dengue, two diseases that pose a significant public health challenge in the region. Throughout the campaign, a range of activities will be conducted, including community awareness meetings, collection of blood samples, and door-to-door inspections. Additionally, targeted actions will be taken to control the source of dengue, a viral disease transmitted through mosquito bites.