BANJARMASIN, KALIMANTANLIVE.COM – South Kalimantan Health Service (Kalsel Health Office) recorded a decrease in dengue hemorrhagic fever cases (DBD) as of January 2-9 2023 there were 22 cases. The data is based on reports from 13 regencies/cities throughout South Kalimantan.
The districts contributing to DHF cases are Banjarmasin city 9 cases, Balangan District 2 cases, Hulu Sungai Selatan District 9 cases and Kota Baru District 2 cases.
“So based on data on dengue cases this week, there has been a slight decrease compared to last December 2022. The conditions of the rainy season are a factor triggering an increase in cases due to mosquito bites,” said Head of the South Kalimantan Health Service, Diauddin in Banjarmasin, Thursday (12/1/2023).
Therefore, to anticipate this, the South Kalimantan Health Service is trying to prevent it by carrying out the 3M Plus Movement, namely draining, closing and utilizing or recycling used goods, and preventing mosquito bites by using mosquito repellent liquid, eradicating larvae with larvicides in stagnant water. and planting mosquito repellent plants.
“So for our anticipation and efforts to suppress dengue by implementing 3M Plus,” said Head of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Section (P2PM) Eda Varia Rahmi.
Apart from implementing the 3M movement, his party has also issued a circular addressing the potential for an increase in cases of dengue infection in 2023 for districts/cities throughout South Kalimantan.
Where the circular letter is written all regional heads in the Regency/City to RT/RW to activate the 1 House 1 Jumantik (G1R1J) movement, to realize the role of family members as Larvae Monitors (JUMANTIK) at home, as well as carry out G1R1J in offices, schools -schools and public places.
“We must improve surveillance of cases and risk factors for DHF incidents, including through Periodic Larvae Monitoring (PJB) activities,” he said.
Furthermore, increasing resource capacity and cross-sector involvement for the prevention and control of dengue infection, including increasing the capacity of human resources. Ensuring the availability of facilities and infrastructure for early detection, treatment, and eradication of dengue-transmitting mosquitoes.
If you are bitten by a mosquito, you will experience indications such as high fever, muscle aches, headaches, indigestion, and the body gets tired easily.
“If the symptoms are getting more serious, they can be referred to the local regional hospital,” said Diauddin.
To note, based on the South Kalimantan Health Service, DHF cases in 2022 will reach 1,014 cases with 8 of them dying. Most cases occurred in Banjar Regency with 230 cases, Banjarbaru City with 140 cases, Kotabaru Regency with 139 cases, Hulu Sungai Tengah Regency with 109 cases, and Tanah Laut Regency..(*/kalimantanlive.com)
editor : NMD