A total of 14 positive cases of dengue have been reported in Assam till date, the National Health Mission (NHM) said.
The NHM in association with the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Assam observed National Dengue Day in every district of the State.
As part of the event, officials conducted public awareness events in different ways.
“As the dengue mosquitoes bite during the day, we request everyone in the high-risk dengue-prone areas to use mosquito nets while sleeping, wear long-sleeved clothes, vent out stagnant water and not to allow water to stagnate in and around the house in open containers, coconut shells, flower pots, etc.,” said Harpal Singh Suri, state programme officer of NVBDCP, Assam, in a statement.
He said free testing facilities and medications are available at all health centres.
He urged people to avail the facilities and not to indulge in self-medication.