The workshop-cum- state action plan meeting was hosted by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, U.T, Chandigarh
Workshop-cum- state action plan meetingChandigarh, December 4, 2015:- The workshop-cum- state action plan meeting was hostedby the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, U.T, Chandigarh at Ginger Hotel,Ind Area Phase-1, Chandigarh. Sh. Anurag Aggarwal, IAS, Home Secretary cum HealthSecretary U.T., Chandigarh inaugurated the workshop on 2ndDec2015.Theworkshopwasaimed to review the participating states and to find a strategy to eliminate malaria from lowendemic states. The speakers from different states and from PGI spoke on different ways toeliminate malaria from the region in phases. Relation on climate included variation intemperature, rainfall, direction of wind on incidence of malaria was also discussed. The roleof private sectors for early diagnosis and prompt treatment (EDPT) of malaria cases wasadvocated by Dr. Sandeep Dhawan- President IMA, Chandigarh.The workshop concluded today with the observations that malaria can be eradicated fromIndia in stages with more emphasis on low endemic states (API <1) initially with bettersurveillance, with more operational research and with involvement of private sectors andmedical colleges.The state programme officers of the states i.e. Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttarkhand,Goa, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh participated in the meeting along withtheir regional directors. The representatives from Directorate of NVBDCP GOI under theguidance of Dr. G.S.Sonal, Addl Director also took part in the workshop.