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Apart form health staff, saints and seers to also detect larvae to prevent malaria

 

Bhopal : April 30, 2016

 

Now, help of saints and seers is also being sought to prevent malaria in Simhastha Mela area at Ujjain. For this, Health Department is imparting training to identify mosquito larvae of malaria to 4 followers each of every camp of saints and seers. This was informed at a meeting of special health committee constituted for Simhastha by Principal Secretary Health Smt. Gauri Singh at department's district training centre at Ujjain today.

Over 6000 persons are reporting daily at OPDs of temporary hospitals in Mela area. So far, about 20 thousand persons' health has been restored by administering them medicines.

Surveys to detect malaria larvae are being conducted since April 12 in Kal Bhairav, Mangalnath, Dutt Akhada, Mahakal, Chamunda and Triveni zones. In these areas, 176028 containers and other water sources were checked in 4773 tents and houses. On these, 15107 ml medicines were sprayed. Insecticide Alfasiper Matherine 5 percent was sprayed in over 43 thousand rooms. In this process, 478 kg medicines were used.

Fogging through fogging machines has been undertaken in total 19532 rooms in tents, pandals, Ashrams, Akhadas etc in all the sectors. The meeting was informed that devotees are constantly being informed of methods to prevent malaria. Not only this, imparting training to identify mosquito larvae of malaria to 4 followers each of every camp of saints and seers. They have also been advised to change water in 4-5 days. The Principal Secretary directed for publicity through public address system in Mela area. Health staff deployed at various ghats will be given special jackets to give for identification. 

 
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