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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

India : Central help sought to fight malaria

Via Times of India, excerpt :

" PUNE: The Maharashtra health department has sought technical support and expertise from the Union government to tackle malaria. Eleven people succumbed to the mosquito-borne infection and 22,159 fresh cases were recorded in the state between April and June this year, raising concerns among health experts.

State health minister Suresh Shetty confirmed to TOI that help has been sought from the Centre. "It is true that the state government has sought the Union government’s intervention in the form of technical support and expertise to curb malaria cases," he said on Wednesday."

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