DEHRADUN, Aug. 3, 2023 (TBINN)

R. Rajesh Kumar, Uttarakhand’s Health Secretary t8day instructed Chief Medical Officers of the hill-state to take steps for the prevention of Conjunctivitis and to make people aware of the disease.

Health Secretary also gave instructions to ensure availability of medicines in the hospitals.

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, Health Secretary said in his instruction and asked the officers to ensure the availability of essential medicines to treat the disease.

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, R. Rajesh Kumar added.

Notably, Conjunctivitis cases in Uttarakhand have recently surged to almost 30 per cent. Ophthalmologists have warned people against crowded places and self-medication.

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