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Epidemic Control Programme
Joint Director Health Services (Health)
Pune is monitoring the Epidemic Control Programme. Control Cell has been
established in the year 1985. The Bureau is also supervising the State Health
Transport Organisation SHTO), State Public Health Laboratory (SPHL), and Health
intelligence & Vital Statistics (HIVS)
Function and responsibilities
- Monitoring and control of epidemics
- Action in case of natural calamities.
- Monitoring of Meningitis, Encephalitis, Sun stroke and food poisoning events.
- Management of fairs and festivals.
- Yaws Eradication Programme.
The above activities are implemented through
Primary Health Centre Staff in rural areas and staff of local bodies in the
urban areas. Surveillance of epidemic diseases, control of epidemic and reduction
in deaths are the primary responsibilities of the health delivery system. Provisions of safe water supply is the obligatory responsibility of
Village Panchayat/municipal councils/corporations. In the recent years there is a
marked reduction in the case fatality rates.
Yaws Eradication Programme
In the state only two district e.g. Chandrapur and Gadchiroli are known to have
Yaws cases in the tribal population. Yaws cases were present in these districts
during 1952 to 1964 however no cases have been reported till date. Sero
surveillance has been recommended by G.O.I. (NICD)