National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme

National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme News

Severe staff shortage hits malaria fight

Earlier, the court had directed the NVBDCP to “make a comprehensive action plan from every angle, which the municipal and civic authorities must implement, so that the problem of vector-borne diseases is minimised and ultimately eliminated”.

In the works at Serum: Vaccine, antibodies to control dengue

In its most ambitious projects ever, institute plans to come out with an effective vaccine and develop monoclonal antibodies to treat the disease

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Only 49 cases of dengue in city this year so far

Free testing and treatment facility is available at all government dispensaries and hospitals.

Deadly Dengue

Data from public and private hospitals suggest the city having reported 1,275 cases till October. But this may be an underestimate. TABASSUM BARNAGARWALA says new intervention strategies are required,particularly with fears that the dengue virus may have mutated due to a variety of reasons

HC blames unhygienic,uncooperative residents for spurt in dengue cases

No health programme for eradication of disease can succeed without the active cooperation and participation of citizens,the High Court said while dismissing a petition

Health dept inspects 300 houses in one day after man found with dengue fever

The Health Department has swung into action after man tested positive for Dengue on Friday

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City reports 50 cases of malaria

About 50 cases of malaria have been reported in the city so far,as compared to 75 cases last year,according to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDP).

alarm bells: More dengue breeding spots than households: Walia

Delhi Health Minister Dr A K Walia has directed officials of the municipal corporations and the Cantonment Board to step up efforts to contain vector-borne diseases,particularly dengue and malaria,after reports confirmed that the density of mosquito breeding spots was higher than the average housing index in many areas in the Capital.

States in quandary as JE plan lapses

As the five-year Japanese Encephalitis eradication plan has ended,the failure of the Government of India to prepare a fresh plan has led to confusion among the affected states.

Central team begins review of dengue outbreak

A Central government team,led by director of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme Dr AC Dhariwal,arrived in Lucknow on Monday.

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