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Uttarakhand: Health Secretary Instructs Chief Medical Officers To Take Steps To Prevent Conjunctivitis

The instruction asked the officers to ensure the availability of essential medicines to treat the disease and the health secretary has also given instructions to ensure availability of medicines in the hospitals

Uttarakhand: Health Secretary Instructs Chief Medical Officers To Take Steps To Prevent Conjunctivitis
In conjunctivitis the experts warned against self-medication

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Health Secretary R Rajesh Kumar on Friday (August 4) instructed Chief Medical Officers of the state to take steps for the prevention of conjunctivitis and to make people aware of the disease. The Health Secretary has also given instructions to ensure availability of medicines in the hospitals. The Health Secretary said in his instruction,

As you know, conjunctivitis (eye flu) disease is currently a major public health problem in the state. The disease may be caused due to allergy, bacterial or viral infection. Conjunctivitis is spread by contact with the eye fluids of an infected person and can be contagious.

The instruction asked the officers to ensure the availability of essential medicines to treat the disease. The instruction said,

For the prevention and control of conjunctivitis disease, ensure the availability of essential medicines at the hospital level. For the prevention of conjunctivitis, awareness should be created among the general public

Also Read: Amid Rise In Eye Infection Cases, Doctors Ask People To Take All Precautions 

Conjunctivitis cases in Uttarakhand have recently surged to almost 30%. Ophthalmologists have warned people against crowded places and self-medication. The experts also warned against self-medication.

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