Phra Lap Takes Proactive Measures to Combat Dengue Fever Outbreak
Efforts to Monitor and Prevent Spread of Aedes Mosquitoes Intensify in Phra Lap Village
Phra Lap, a small village nestled in the heart of Khon Kaen Province, is leaving no stone unturned in its battle against dengue fever. Led by Phongthon Phisaphitakkul, the Mayor of Phra Lap Sub-District, and backed by Mr. Buntham Yokun, the Deputy Prime Minister, and Mr. Suksan Yokun, Director of Phra Kue Village No. 3, the village health volunteers and officials have joined forces to implement robust strategies to curb the spread of this debilitating disease.
On September 28, 2023, at precisely 1:00 pm, a dedicated team of government officials, village health volunteers, and officers from the Public Health and Environment Division assembled in Ban Phra Kue village. Their mission? To eliminate Aedes mosquitoes, the carriers of dengue fever, and their larvae. This decisive action came on the heels of the discovery of a dengue fever patient within the community.
Collaboration between Phra Lab Subdistrict Health Promotion Hospital and the local community has been instrumental in formulating an effective plan to monitor and prevent the spread of Aedes mosquitoes. When a dengue fever case is confirmed, immediate action is taken, which includes close monitoring, thorough screening, and prompt treatment of affected individuals, ensuring that the infected patient and their family receive the necessary care.
Phongthon Phisaphitakkul, the Mayor of Phra Lap Sub-District, expressed his commitment to combating this outbreak, stating, “We have launched proactive measures to prevent the spread of Aedes mosquitoes. Our municipality works closely with Sub-Regional Health Promotion Hospitals, Village Health Volunteers, Administrative Departments, and Regional Public Health Offices to intensify surveillance and prevention efforts. These measures are particularly crucial during the current period of incessant heavy rainfall in Khon Kaen Province, as we concurrently address both flooding and the spread of water-borne diseases, including dengue fever and hand, foot, and mouth disease.”
A proactive approach is adopted whereby a joint working group promptly investigates and restricts potential outbreak areas upon receiving reports of dengue fever cases. As the infected patients receive quality medical care, the municipality diligently sprays mosquitoes and eliminates Aedes larvae in various community locations such as temples, schools, and public spaces.
Addressing the public in light of the continuous rainfall, Phongthon reiterated the importance of personal responsibility in ensuring a healthy environment. He urged residents to remain vigilant, maintaining strict hygiene practices and eliminating any potential breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes within their homes. Additionally, he emphasized that if anyone suspects being infected or experiences any illness symptoms, they should promptly coordinate with the municipality and the Village Health Volunteers, who stand ready to offer timely treatment and diagnosis.
Phra Lap spreads carpets and sprays mosquitoes throughout the village. After discovering a patient with dengue fever in the community, “Phongthorn” ordered all risk areas to be strictly monitored for the spread, teaming up with village health volunteers to find at-risk groups and bring them to see a doctor immediately.
At 1:00 pm on 28 September, 2023, Mr Phongthon Phisaphitakkul The Mayor of Phra Lap Sub-District together with Mr. Buntham Yokun, the Deputy Prime Minister and Mr. Suksan Yokun, Director of Phra Kue Village No. 3, officials. Village health volunteers and officers of the Public Health and Environment Division Spray medicine to kill Aedes mosquitoes and mosquito larvae. Inside the village of Ban Phra Kue after finding a dengue fever patient in the area. According to the coordination of Phra Lab Subdistrict Health Promotion Hospital and the community in drawing up a plan to monitor and prevent the spread of Aedes mosquitoes during this period.
Phongthon Phisaphitakkul Mr The Mayor of Phra Lap Sub-District said that the operation to prevent Aedes mosquitoes has been launched. As soon as a patient has been confirmed to be infected with dengue fever It is a proactive operational plan. that the municipality will co-ordinate Sub-Regional Health Promotion Hospitals in the area, including Village Health Volunteers, Administrative Departments and Regional Public Health Offices in full and strict surveillance and prevention. Especially during this period, throughout Khon Kaen Province heavy rain falls continuously. The municipality’s work is in addition to preventing and dealing with flooding during this period. Still following the situation in the epidemic group as well. Especially dengue fever hand and foot disease and other water borne diseases
“As soon as we were informed that there were cases of dengue fever in the area. A joint working group from all parties will go to the area to screen, be careful, and examine the area thoroughly to limit the area of the cattle as soon as possible. The confirmed infected patient is now safe. And the family receives close care from the medical team as well. At the same time, there are still areas of danger. Be it a temple, school or various community places. The municipality will go in and spray mosquitoes. and eliminate Aedes larvae immediately.”
Mr. added Phongthon that During this period continuous rain falls. We ask people in all areas to follow the water situation and maintain their own health strictly. Especially with the elimination of breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes. in their own homes strictly every day However, if someone in the family is suspected of being infected, or if you have an illness Hurry up and coordinate with the municipality. Village health volunteers in the area will take them for treatment and diagnosis in a timely manner.
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