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A major health awareness camp was held at Namsing village under Mebo Sub-Division of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

The health awareness camp was held in view of outbreak of several cases of Japanese Encephalitis.

The camp was organized by the Adi Baane Kebang in association with district medical officer of East Siang district.

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The camp was attended by executive members of ABK and officials of health department including public of Namsing village.

In his message to the general public, Dr Kaling Dai, district medical officer, East Siang District said that, the people should focus on three things.

These are mainly knowledge, attitude and practice.

Dr Dai made it a point that, the common public must understand and have the knowledge about the diseases.

He also stressed on how to keep one secured by incorporating good attitude.

He exhorted the people to commit for doing away or keep surroundings clean by means of practices and activities in the form of source reduction etc.

He also said that, though several cases of Japanese Encephalitis have been detected in the district there is nothing to panic as the situation is now under control.

However, he advised the people to keep themselves alert as preventive measures and use mosquito nets etc while doing source reduction activities as routine works.

Dr Keni Lego, district Vector Borne Disease Control Programme Control officer presented a power point presentation regarding the various diseases like JE, dengue, malaria etc.

He said that the source reduction and keeping safe by using mosquito nets are the only preventive measures from these diseases.

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Though vaccine for JE is taken at this time, it won’t protect one from the disease as this medicine will get effective only after three months of its injection, he said.

Dr Lego vividly explained the cause and preventive measures of all these diseases, but said that the people needn’t panic about the cases of outbreak of JE.

He also said there was not even a single case of JE related death in the district.

Meanwhile, ABK president, Er Getom Borang and ABK and secretary general, Okom Yosung has categorically said that, ABK is seriously concerned about the outbreak of these diseases.

They have expressed concern over outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis and other related diseases in the Adi belt and Adi inhabited villages and blocks.

Er Borang marked that, the outbreak of JE and large numbers of positive cases in East Siang made the ABK resolve to conduct such awareness programme.

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