An extensive drive against the communicable diseases is to be driven and launched by the Kerala government in the 1st month of the New Year. TP Ramakrishnan, the Excise and Labor Minister, will introduce the 2018 Arogya Jagratha project.
The State Health Department issued the directive; on that basis, the decision to launch the drive against the communicable disease was taken to control and prevent the number of death cases from the year 2012 due to the disease in the state.
With the participation of the SC/ST department and local self-government department, Suchiwa Mission, Kudumbashree, Police will implement and the project with help of the health department. The active public participation will help to drive the eradication of the mosquito project while the local self-government bodies will conduct effective waste disposal and sanitation project.
The ward level committees will strengthen the supply of safe drinking water to the people with the help of the department. As per the health department at a district level mentions that 8,832 dengue suspected and 1,333 confirmed cases were recorded from January 2017 until November this year. In the year 2016, dengue cases were suspected with 740 cases while 144 confirmed cases. In Kozhikode, it was reported that one death case and 3,11,042 cases of fever were recorded from January 2017 until November this year. A total of 2,15,264 cases of fever were recorded in the year 2016.
The labor camps will have screening and medical booths will be set up by the Labor Department for the workers who migrate through the various state. The mosquito breeding spots will be eliminated from the farm land by the Agriculture department while the Public Works Department will conduct to channelize the repair of drainage as directed by the collector.