Mangaluru June 14, 2016: State Health Minister said that, primary health centre should come up with accurate action plan to curb Malaria and Dengue disease in the state.
Addressing to the press at Circuit House today Monday June 13, UT Khader said that, as rainy season hit the coastal area some precautionary measures need to be taken by the public in order to prevent from such diseases.
Health Department will conduct home visit to create awareness to the people and counter check the disease affected patients. In case of absence of doctors and lab technician in PHC ,patients should not be sent back rather than staff of PHC should dial 108 in such cases and send patient to private hospitals nearby for further treatment, said UT Khader.
He said that, taluk health officers, District Health officers need to be responsible and believe in field works and take up initiative to curb such diseases . In case of fever people should consult to the doctor and precautionary measures need to be taken, Out of 64 PHC in Dakshina Kannada District, there is shortage of doctors in 9 PHCs,. Private Medical Colleges have come forward to overcome the shortage, he informed.
Regard to expiry drugs, UT Khader said that expiry drugs worth 10 crore still exist in the warehouses which need to be disposed, the expired medicines were not disposed of from 2000 to 2013 and there were no proper law for disposing the expired drugs. “Drug Disposal policy” need to be formed for which tender will be invited and later syntifically the expired drugs will be disposed.
He warned the officers to take the issue seriously, in case the officers are lethargic in their approach notice will be filed against them.
He also said that “Cleanliness week” will be observed from June 15th to 21st, to create awareness among the people about maintenance of cleaniness in public places, education sector, construction sites, schools, hotels to keep their surroundings clean and prevent from spreading of mosquito borne disease.
Prior to the press meet review meeting was held in the presence of DHO, Supredient of various hospitals of Mangaluru, Taluk Health officers.
District Health Officer Ramakrishna Roa, Health Standing Committee President Kavitha Sanil, Dinesh Rai, Mohammed and others were present.