National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme

 NVBDCP deals with prevention and Control of six Vector Borne diseases like Malaria, Filaria, Dengue, Japanese Encephalitis (JE), Kala – Azar and Chikungunya. However in Chandigarh as of now only two out of six vector borne diseases are prevalent i.e malaria and dengue.

Programme Objectives:

  • To prevent Morbidity and mortality due to Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, JE and Kala – Azar.
  • To provide early detection and quality treatment for vector borne diseases.

Activities for Control of Malaria and Dengue:

A. Field Operations & Reporting

  • Indoor residual spray

  • Fogging Operations

  • Entomological surveillance

  • Epidemiological Surveillance 

  • Biological Control Measures

  • Reporting of Positive Cases

  • Quality Control

B. IEC Activities

Mega phone announcements, observance of June as anti malaria month and July, as anti dengue month, radio talk , camps in collaboration with area councilors/ sector welfare association, holding of anti malaria camp/ advocacy workshops, holding of anti dengue camp/ advocacy workshops , inter- Sectoral approach, sensitization camps at various educational institutions of the city

Recent Innovations:

  • Implementation of PublicHealth Act: Issuance of Challans; Malaria, Dengue and JE have already been declared as notifiable disease by the worthy district magistrate for the year 2015 wide notification number DM/MA/SA/2014/87 dated 5th January, 2015 under epidemic disease act.1897. Challans are being issued to the defaulters for creating mosquito genetic situation.

  • Helpline Number: Helpline 24x7 has already been started. Any information sought by the residents of Chandigarh can be made available on phone. Help line Number 97795-58282.
  • Inter State Border Meeting
  • MoU between PGI and NVBDCP
  • Involvement of medical colleges & hospitals
  • Liaison with Private Hospitals
  • Setting up of Chandigarh centre for Research and Disease Control to study the impact of various environmental and ecological parameters on various vectors.
  • Establishment of State Slide Bank.

  • Constitution of epidemic Supervisory Committee.
  • Constitution of technical Advisory Committee for Malaria Elimination.
  • Constitution of public Health Coordination Committee.
  • Constitution of Public Health Action Committee.
  • Constitution of Rapid Response Team. Establishment of State Reference lab for Quality control and Quality Assurance.
  • Strengthening of Reporting Mechanism.
  • Field Action within 24 hours to halt local transmission.
  • Containment of Dengue and Swine Flu to the utmost level.
  • Strengthening of IEC Activities.
  • Community participation (Chandigarh Got the Appreciation for best practices under community involvement from Govt. of India).
  • Developed IEC material in the form of comic, poster, hoardings and documentary along with the special postal covers on Dengue, Malaria and Swine Flu.
  • Implementation of civic Bye Laws under Epidemic Disease Act 1897

Special Drive- 2015

  • Challan under epidemic disease act.
  • Challan of Rs. 500 to the defaulters is being issued under epidemic disease act.
  • Monitoring and supervision by Sub Divisional Magistrates: In the wake of Dengue outbreaks in Chandigarh the whole area was divided in three zones under the direct supervision of SDMs i.e. SDM south, SDM East and SDM central, staff deployed for house to house survey is being supervised by the SDMs.
  • Deployment of three nodal officers for field supervision (Dr. Deepak Bakshi, Medical Officer, GMSH-16, Dr. Vandana Mohan, Medical Officer, GMSH-16, Dr. P.S. Bhatti, MOH, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh)


Dr. Upendrajeet Singh Gill

Assistant Director Malaria cum Programme Office-NVBDCP/IDSP, 

Chandigarh Administration

Address: SCO 64-65, 2nd Floor, Sector 17D,UT Chandigarh

Telephone:0172-2722338 , 2740408(Office)

Helpline: +91 977955822

E-Mail Address: idsp.chandigarh@gmail.com , nvbdcp.chandigarh@gmail.com



Updated On: 06/09/2020 - 14:05
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