Bhubaneswar:25/4/17:The World Malaria Day was observed by the Odisha Government on Tuesday (April 25) like every year at the IMA Conference Hall near Capital Hospital here.
The report released to media stated that malarial deaths officially recorded in 2014 was 89 while in 2015 it came down to 80 and in 2016 it has further declined to 77.
Briefing media on the sidelines of the day, Odisha Health Minister Pradip Kumar Amat said, “All measures have been taken to religiously implement the programmes in a bid to combat malaria in the State starting from the district level to the rural belt-based each and every PHC (primary health centre) and CHC (community health centre).”
“As per our plan, efforts are on to lessen malarial deaths in our State. The 8 districts come under the malaria-prone ambit. Rs 10 crore has been allocated for the purpose. Whenever any exigency warrants, the District Collector and CDMO can spend. Besides, we’re going to distribute one crore thirteen lakh mosquito nets,” the Health Minister informed media.