Over 14,000 malaria cases in Maharashtra in 2015

New strategy being implemented to tackle malaria

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Geetanjali Minhas | April 25, 2016 | Mumbai


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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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