Entering the Transition of Seasons, Ministry of Health Asks Health Office to Beware of Surge in Dengue Fever – Sehat Negeriku

Jakarta, 23 September 2022

Entering the transition period from the dry season to the rainy season, cases of Dengue/DHF in Indonesia have been observed to increase.

Based on records from the Directorate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control (P2PM) until the 36th week, the cumulative number of confirmed dengue cases from January 2022 was reported as 87,501 cases (IR 31.38/100,000 population) and 816 deaths (CFR 0.93%).

“In general, there is an increase in dengue cases. The most cases occurred in the age group of 14-44 years as much as 38.96 percent and 5-14 years as many as 35.61 percent, “said Director General of Disease Prevention and Control, Indonesian Ministry of Health Maxi Rein Rondonuwu in Jakarta, Thursday (22/9). .

His party revealed that the additional cases came from 64 regencies/cities in 4 provinces including West Java, East Java, Central Java and East Kalimantan.

The districts/cities that recorded the highest dengue cases were Bandung City with 4196 cases, Bandung Regency around 2777 cases, Bekasi City with 2059 cases, Sumedang Regency around 1647 cases, and Tasikmalaya City reported as many as 1542 cases.

Director General Maxi revealed that his party continues to carry out massive and simultaneous control and prevention efforts by involving all parties, both at the central and regional levels.

On September 6, the Ministry of Health through the Directorate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control has sent a letter to all Regional Heads in Indonesia from the Province to the Regency/City level, requesting that the Health Office increase vigilance by actively carrying out dengue control early, how to:

Carry out prevention and control efforts through the Jumantik 1 House 1 Movement (G1R1J) with 3M Plus Mosquito Nest Eradication (PSN) in public places and institutional places to achieve a larva-free rate > 95%.

“This movement should be carried out before a period of transmission or an increase in cases occurs,” said Director General Maxi.

“The implementation can be done at the lowest point to suppress the increase in cases or Extraordinary Events (KLB) during the transmission season or the rainy season,” added Director General Maxi.

Furthermore, strengthening surveillance of Dengue/DHF which can be monitored as a tool to carry out early awareness of increasing cases and to respond quickly to extraordinary events (KLB).

Carry out integrated vector control, both program activities carried out and the units or sectors involved (government, private, community).

Improving early detection of dengue infection in puskesmas by examining suspected dengue patients using the Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) Dengue Antigen NS1 or RDT Combo. The rapid can be used on suspected dengue starting from day 1 to 5 of the occurrence of fever.

Conducting Epidemiological Investigations (PE) on every case of Dengue, whether suspected (presumtive) Dengue, probable, confirmed.

Establish or revitalize the Dengue/DHF Operational Working Group (POKJANAL) at the provincial, district/city, sub-district and village/kelurahan levels.

Dengue/DHF prevention activities are included in regional planning activities and strengthen regulations for dengue/DHF control at the provincial, district/city, sub-district and village/kelurahan levels.

Adequate budgeting of program activities on an ongoing basis at the provincial and district/city levels in the prevention of Dengue/DHF.

Continue to pay attention to the COVID-19 prevention health protocol in every DHF prevention and control activity.

“We hope that this early control effort can be carried out in an integrated, massive, total, sustainable and targeted manner so that we can suppress dengue cases,” said Director General Maxi.

Finally, Director General Maxi also requested that the Health Office be active in conducting simple socialization and education to the public about the signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment of dengue fever to find patients as early as possible and reduce the risk of death from dengue.

“Dissemination of information to the public about the signs and symptoms of Dengue is very important so that there are no delays in the community in handling patients and delays in referring patients to health facilities,” said Director General Maxi.

Corona Virus Hotline 119 ext 9. This news was broadcast by the Bureau of Communications and Public Services, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia. For further information, please contact the Halo Ministry of Health hotline number via hotline 1500-567, SMS 081281562620, facsimile (021) 5223002, 52921669, and email address [email protected] (MF)

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