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Nadda urges public health officials to keep communication simple, effective

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Minister J P Nadda today urged public officials to keep communication simple and effective when delivering services as a miscommunication can have significant negative impact on preventive and control strategies.

Speaking at the inauguration of a two-day workshop on 'Risk Communication during Public Emergencies' in Shimla, Nadda said prevention and control of outbreaks or spread of Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in the country need multi-sector approach.

"It encompasses inter-sectoral cooperation and co-ordination between various ministries. During threats, miscommunication or misinterpretation of public messages can have significant negative impact on preventive and control strategies.

"It is important to identify and quantify the risk, possible channels spread, Standard Operating Procedures for prevention, control and treatment," Nadda said.

He said many carry the risk of spreading from one state to another, and stressed on the need to monitor and review the preparedness of states to manage vector-borne

Nadda assured the participants about the implementation of the protocols and SOPs emerging from the workshop.

He unveiled a 'Communicable Alert On Scrub Typhus' and a draft on strategic guidance for 'Risk Communication During Emergencies'.

More than 100 people from various government departments participated in the two-day workshop. It was jointly organised by National Centre for Control, Delhi, and the

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 19:50 IST