GOI initiatives for Dengue and Chikungunya
 
Government of India has taken various steps for prevention and control of Dengue and Chikungunya in the country as detailed below:
  1. Developed a Long Term Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Dengue in the country and sent to the State(s) on January 2007 for implementation.
  2. National guidelines for clinical management of Dengue Fever, Dengue Hammorragic Fever, Dengue Shock Syndrome has been sent to the State(s) April 2007 for circulation in all hospitals.
  3. Established 110 Sentinel Surveillance Hospitals with laboratory support for augmentation of diagnostic facility for Dengue in endemic State(s) in 2007 which has been increased to 170 in 2009. All these are linked with 13 Apex Referral Laboratories with advanced diagnostic facilities for back up support.
  4. To maintain the uniformity and standard of diagnostics in these laboratories IgM MAC ELISA test kits are provided through National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. Cost is borne by GOI.
  5. Diagnosis of Dengue and Chikungunya is provided to the community at free of cost.
  6. Since 2007, every year in the 1st quarter Directorate of NVBDCP prepare the tentative allocation of test kits based on the previous epidemiological situation of Dengue and Chikungunya in the states and communicate to both NIV, Pune and States.
  7. Kits are supplied by NIV, Pune on receipt of requirement from the respective states.
  8. Buffer stocks are also maintained to meet any exigency.
  9. State wise allocation of Dengue and Chikungunya during 2010 was communicated to the states on 15th February 2010.
  10. Ensuring the diagnostic facility and availability of kits is the responsibility of the respective State Programme Officers, NVBDCP.