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Fresh cases of malaria create havoc for the people in hilly areas: Center sends protocol to prevent the outbreak
Fresh cases of malaria create havoc for the people in hilly areas: Center sends protocol to prevent the outbreak
PHOTO : Scary malaria attacks to their only loving son, at Dolpati para, Gandachhera. TIWN Pic Nov 27

Agartala, November 27 (TIWN): Fresh cases of malaria have been detected all over the State which created havoc among the people. Malaria, which claimed nearly a hundred lives during the summer, has returned to the hills of Tripura. At least 65 patients were admitted to a government hospital in Gandacherra of Dhalai district over the past 4 days. It had also affected few areas of Unakoti and Teliamura.

However, the Central Government had implemented and instructed preventive measures as well as protocol to prevent the outbreak of these deadly diseases, as informed by the top level officers in the Health Department.

Speaking to TIWN, the official had informed that no death occurred over the past four days. The fresh outbreak has caused concern after an unprecedented malaria epidemic in the State caused havoc from June to August this year. More than100 people died and nearly 15,000 people of all age groups underwent treatment in hospitals in four districts. Which alarmed the sudden rise in malaria cases (PF) in different villages of Gandacherra  subdivision, the Sub Divisional authority has asked the SDMO to arrange delta metrin to eliminate anopheles Minmus on priority basis.

Anopheles Minimus, which remains active in round the year in the subdivision is the main carrier of the deadly PF case. And, it is DDT resistant, according to health officials.

SDM Bhashkar Dasgupta, who held a meeting in the conference hall of the SADM office to review the situation, laid stress on spraying of delta metrin on war footing to bring the malaria situation under control in the subdivision.

In Teliamura sub-division, 6 new cases were detected, all of them were children. The patients who have been admitted in the hospital include Champrai Reang, Sunil Reang, Bharat Chandra Reang, Swarna Reang, Debcharan Reang and Sailanti Reang. All of them were under the age of 5 years. Though after receiving the news, SDM, Bimbisar Bhattacharjee along with the BDO, Mungiakami Block and health department rushed to Bilaihamapara and conducted a medical camp.

The state government has set in action second generation integrated mosquito management through fogging. Medical teams were sent mostly to interior places from where new cases were reported. Investigation of blood samples in the outbreak this year confirmed mosquito Anopheles Baimaiasthe reason for the spread of the disease. It was put under control through the relentless efforts of health department doctors, paramedical staff, volunteers and participation of many NGOs. Shortage of effective medicines and failure to secure them from pharmaceutical companies aggravated the situation. However, the intervention of the National Health Mission helped in many ways.

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