GUWAHATI, July 10 - The National Health Mission (NHM) has appealed to the authorities to release all multipurpose workers, including malaria technical supervisors and surveillance workers of the Health department, who are currently engaged in the NRC updating process in Assam, so that the current crisis caused by the Japanese Encephalitis outbreak can be better handled in the State.
A statement of the NHM said that all these employees, immediately after being released from NRC duty, should report in their respective offices or else they would face strict disciplinary action.
Today, to review the status of JE outbreak across all districts, the Commissioner and Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Anurag Goel held a video conference with all officials, which was also attended by Shyam Jaganathan, Commissioner Secretary of Veterinary department. In the meeting, it was emphasized that the Veterinary and Health departments should work closely and jointly to generate more awareness among the masses.�
In the meeting, another expert Dr AC Dhariwal called for strict implementation of the criteria of clinical definition and guidelines so that the JE-affected districts are not overburdened with fever tests.
According to NHM officials, no fresh JE death case was reported today.