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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1902
TO BE ANSWERED ON 01st AUGUST, 2017
VECTOR – BORNE DISEASES IN KERALA
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) Whether the Ministry is aware of the rapid spread of vector-borne diseases in Kerala;
(b) Which are the identified vectorborne dieases, currently on the spread in Kerala;
(c) The number of deaths due to various types of vector-borne diseases in Kerala, since January, 2017 with reasons therefor;
(d) The measures taken to control and prevent vector-borne diseases in Kerala;and
(e) Whether the Ministry would send a team of exports to assess the situation of vector-borne diseases in Kerala ?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)
(a)to (c):Yes, An upsurge of dengue cases has been reported from the State of Kerala during 2017. Besides dengue, chikungunya & Malaria have also been reported. The details of reported cases are as under:-
|S.No.||Diseases||No. of Cases||No. of Deaths|
(up to May, 2017)
(d): Government of India (GoI) has been taking various measures for prevention and control of vector brone disease in the country (including Kerala). The following measures have been taken for prevention and control of dengue in the country (Including Kerala) during 2017:
> Government of India provided Technical Guidelines for prevention and control, case management & effective community participation to the States for its implementation. All these Guidelines are uploaded on National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (NVBDCP) website www.nvbdcp.gov.in
> During 2017 (till date), 5 review meetings, 2 video-conferences were held and 14 advisories were issued.
> States were requested to make Dengue a notifiable diseases. So far, 12 States including Kerala have taken action.
> Diagnosis is provided through 602 Sentinel Surveillance Hospitals (SSHs) and 16 Apex Referral Laboratories (ARLs) indentified across the country. Out of which, 30 SSHs are identified in the State of Kerala linked with State Public Health Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram.
> In 2017 (till date), GoI has supplied 2515 Dengue and 874 Chikungunya 1Gm kits (1 kit =96 tests) across the country through NIV Pune. Out of which, 375 dengue and 43 Chikungunya kits have been supplied to the Kerala.
> Training of Trainers organized for 12 States at Lucknow (12-14 June) & Delhi (27-28 June) for capacity building of Clinicians on case management.
> Focused IEC/BBC activities are carried out at National and State level.
- ‘National Dengue Day’ was observed on 16th May across the country.
- A newspaper advertisement released across the country on 16th May.
- IEC campaign on All India Radio, 182 FM channels, 96 community radio and 67 satellite channels from 6th June 2017.
>Periodic field visits were made by NVBDCP Officials to States/UTs.
> Funds are provided to the States for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (including dengue and (chikungunya) to implement the public health activities.
(e): Multi-disciplinary Central Teams visited Kerala on 28-30 June, and 16-18 July, 2017 to provided technical guidance to the State based on review of the situation of Dengue.