CM Yogi launches communicable disease drive and Dastak Abhiyan
Varanasi: Emphasizing on the prevention before treatment, the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the communicable disease control and Dastak Abhiyan at the community health centre, Cholapur on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that the control of dreaded Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in eastern UP was the prime example of how effective preventive measures combined with efficient health strategy could do wonders. The preparations made at this point of time would help us tide over the communicable diseases which normally erupt during the summers and rainy season, he added.
“There has been 75% drop in the JE cases and 95% fall in the number of JE deaths since 2017 when my government took up the task to eradicate the menace,” he said adding, ‘Over the last 40-45 years the previous governments kept ignoring to pay heed to JE which was prevalent not only in the Eastern Uttar Pradesh but 38 districts were hit by it claiming thousands of lives.”
He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, corona cases have significantly dropped to the minimum level in the state and from Monday onwards, vaccines will be available in the private hospitals. “Along with the coronavirus in the country and the state, we are trying to beat all the diseases that often cause thousands of deaths. To control the one such disease of JE, an inter-departmental coordination was established and a special campaign was launched with the health department as the nodal department,” said the CM adding “Recently, a special campaign for the vaccination of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) was started in Lucknow even as we are in final stage of getting rid of this disease.”
The CM said that the PM’s Swacchta Abhiyan helped a lot in controlling the health hazards simply because the cleanliness and health were related issues. “We constructed toilets and created awareness towards cleanliness which in turn, helped raise our health profile”. The Arogya Mela, organised every Sunday at every primary health centre, provides multi-facet health facilities including nutrition and family planning services to every citizen. It has helped the government reach lakhs of people with all health facilities, he said.
Speaking about Ayushman Bharat Yojana, the CM said that those living below the poverty line can get a treatment up to Rs 5 lakh and those who have not been able to get the card of this Yojana, can get it made here at the Arogya Mela.
The Communicable Disease Control drive will run from March 1 to 31 while Dastak Abhiyan will take place from March 10 for 15 days. Idea behind the drive is to gather details of the persons who are suffering or susceptible to communicable diseases. The awareness campaign will also be the part of both the drives in which the persons will be sensitised towards the prevention of all such diseases including Brain fever. Various departments will be coordinate to make it a success.
The CM also sent the vehicles and teams to villages which will create awareness as well as provide all possible health facilities. He also green signaled the fogging and anti-larva vehicles. He also took the opportunity to handover Golden Health Cards to some beneficiaries like Meera, Sangita, Anuj, Sunil and Jaiprakash.