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PF cases increasing among BSF jawans
PF cases increasing among BSF jawans

Agartala, June 24 (TIWN): The deadly disease- malaria (PF) among BSF jawans deployed along the state’s eastern segments has been swelling with every passing years triggering alarm bell among troops.

Since June first week, malaria cases have been increasing alarmingly but there is no death case yet due to timely intervention by the BSF authority.

BOPs guarding the state’s eastern border- Manu, Chowmanu, Govindabari, Ganganagar, Raishyabari and Korbok are most affected, according to official sources.

In the month of June, malaria case is a normal phenomenon among BSF jawans guarding the border but this time cases of PF is showing upward trend. “Usually, 8 to 10 PF cases are reported in a month but this time it goes up to 20/22 in the eastern sector of the Indo-Bangla border. But there is no report of death yet”, said DIG, BSF BS Rawat here today.

As part of precautionary measures, mini hospitals have been established in many place to treat malaria afflicted jawans, he said adding that each mini hospital is looking after 4/5 BOPs.

“Each mini hospital has trained nurses with modern equipments to detect malaria case. They are following the treatment protocol prescribed by our own Medical Officers”, he said.

A total of 814 fresh malaria PF cases were reported to the health department during the past 24 hours while three children died of the deadly disease.

A three-member team of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare  is working here to tackle the situation aftermath of malaria outbreak in different places.

As of now, the death toll has already touched 43 officially putting a question mark on the role of Health department. 

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