New strategy being implemented to tackle malaria
Geetanjali Minhas | April 25, 2016 | Mumbai
Maharashtra state reported 14,209 cases of malaria, including five fatal ones, in the year 2015, but Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation [BMC] says malaria rate is now coming down.
Dr Santosh Revankar, deputy executive health officer, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai , says that for the past five years we have been doing a lot of work on malaria and every year we attempt a new strategy and initiatives under the guidelines laid down by National Vector Borne Disease Control Program.
“Our records show that malaria rate is coming down,” Dr Revankar says.
Speaking about a joint initiative with NGO United Ways of Mumbai in which the BMC involves a large no of NSS students of Mumbai University , Revankar said though it is still in planning stages “we are coming out with a community based approach which we have already started on an experimental basis last year “. This effort has given good results.
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