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Government of India has taken various steps for prevention and control of Dengue and Chikungunya in the country as detailed below:

  1. Developed guidelines and operational manuals for technical guidance to the States and other stakeholders for effective implementation of programme. All guidelines are available in Guidelines tab.
  2. Established Sentinel Surveillance Hospitals with laboratory support for augmentation of diagnostic facility for Dengue in endemic State(s) in 2007 which has been increased to 805 in 2023 .All these are linked with 17 Apex Referral Laboratories with advanced diagnostic facilities for back up support.
  3. Ensuring the functional diagnostic facility (SSH/ARL) and availability of kits is the responsibility of the respective State Programme Officers, NVBDCP. Provided technical Guidelines for prevention and control, case management & effective community participation to the States for implementation.
  4. To maintain the uniformity and standard of diagnostics IgM MAC ELISA test kits are provided through National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune to the in identified SSHs on receipt of requirement from the respective states. Cost is borne by GOI.
  5. Since 2007, every year in the 1st quarter NCVBDC prepares 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. Buffer stocks are also maintained to meet any exigency.
  6. Trainings are imparted for capacity building of programme managers on implementation of National guidelines for prevention and control of Dengue and Chikungunya and to deal with outbreak or upsurge situations.
  7. Monitoring of disease situation for detection of any impending outbreak at initial stage and to contain further spread by timely implementation of preventive measures.
  8. Advisories were issued to sensitize the States for preparedness to deal with any future outbreak.
  9. Under National Health Mission, budgetary support is provided to the States/UTs for Dengue and Chikungunya control activities.