New Delhi: With the onset of summers, the brain fever or encephalitis is back in North India especially Uttar Pradesh. If you are living in the area prone to encephalitis, prepare yourself to fight the menace rather than depending on the administration.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has been delivering this message to every person in the heartland of Uttar Pradesh. The NDMA has etched out a plan to reach out to the masses in 14 districts of the state before the onset of monsoon.

Under the plan, the health workers will be trained to inform people about do’s and dont’s to keep away encephalitis at bay. About one lakh professional health workers have been hired for this purpose.

NDMA Vice-chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy says, “Various ministries have undertaken several measures to provide clean drinking water to the people and for the treatment of the inflicted patients in the affected areas. The NDMA is making every possible effort to save the lives of the newborns from the deadly disease.”

According to Reddy, the programme is to be completed before June 15. The health workers will be imparted one week training.

Not only Asha health workers, assistant nursing midwives (ANM), Anganwadi workers; women and children have also been roped in to participate in the programme called ‘Har Parivar ladey Aapda Se’.