Revitalization of Simantik to eradicate Dengue Fever in schools

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Faculty of Nursing’s lecturers conduct a community service in Deket Lamongan Regency, on Saturday, November 14, 2020. (Photo: Achmad Ubaidillah Mughni)

UNAIR NEWS – East Java is the third province with the highest number of dengue fever (DBD) cases, reaching 1,761 cases with a total of 13 deaths. In some areas, dengue fever has been determined as an extraordinary event (KLB). The number of cases is still possible to increase due to weather and environmental factors.

A community service team by Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Airlangga, led by Laily Hidayati, S.Kep., Ns., M.Kep. and members: Arina Qona’ah, S.Kep., Ns., M.Kep., and Lailatun Ni’mah, S.Kep., Ns., M.Kep. was conducted at SDN Dlanggu Lamongan on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

Simantik (Larva Monitoring Students) are larvae monitoring cadres coming from the student element. Hopefully, they can carry out the eradication and transmission of dengue fever in their respective schools and neighborhoods,” said Arina.

The most common method of monitoring larvae is through visual larvae survey. This survey was conducted by observing and recording the presence or absence of larvae in the breeding places for mosquitoes and without collecting/examining the types of larvae. Students were also trained on how to wash their hands using soap and running water.

Faculty of Nursing community service team with the students.

Programs from the community service team will be reported to the Head of Wetan Village and the Head of Puskesmas Deket, Lamongan Regency.

“As a follow-up effort, this program is evaluated regularly and if it is seen that this program is successful, it will become a pilot village to be implemented in other villages,” concluded Laily Hidayati, S.Kep., Ns., M.Kep. (*)

Author: Achmad Ubaidillah Mughni

Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh

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