Chandigarh: In order to combat communicable diseases such as Japanese (Mental) fever, Malaria, dengue and chikungunya spreading widely in the state, Haryana government has prepared a special action plan for this purpose.

State government has deployed nodal officers on state and district level who will not only look into such cases but will also be held responsible if the fever spreads widely in an area.

Moreover, in the guidance of the officers appointed by the state government, a state-wide campaign will be launched to prevent mental fever including other contagious diseases.

State’s Director General of health department, Dr. Narveer Singh has expressed concern over the spread of such communicable diseases. Half-dozen people had died last year of these diseases and nearly 500 people were admitted to government hospitals whereas thousands of others were also reportedly admitted in the private hospitals.

Dr Narveer Singh further said that state government has declared ‘Japanese (Mental) fever, Malaria, dengue and chikungunya rule 2012’ under which collective efforts will be made till 31 March 2012 for the prevention of these diseases. A drive for this purpose will run under the guidance of civil surgeons and the inspectors appointed by them will not only spray the pesticides but they will be also responsible to remove unhygienic water stored inside the houses.


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