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Monday, May 24, 2010

India : Measures to control malaria discussed

Via The Times of India :

" MARGAO : The district co-ordination committee of the south Goa collectorate at its review meeting held recently over vector borne diseases spelt out several measures to prevent and control the outbreak of malaria, chikungunya and dengue diseases in the district.

At the meeting chaired by the additional collector-II Y B Tavde, deliberations centred around plans of the health authorities on this front for the next one year.

All the primary health centres were directed to take adequate steps to educate the people about the need to prevent mosquito breeding sites with a view to prevent vector borne diseases, sources privy to the meeting informed.

The civic bodies were also directed to destroy all discared tyres in their respective cities to prevent breeding of mosquitoes.

"Though malaria situation is well under control, cases of chikungunya and dengue are on the rise. The meeting laid stress on the steps to be taken to prevent the outbreak of these two, especially dengue which is potentially fatal," Dr Geeta Kakodkar, health officer of urban health centre, Margao told TOI. "

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