Bastar is getting closer to his goal of becoming malaria-free. The positivity rate fell from 2.9% to 0.9%. According to health officials, an intensive campaign against malaria is being waged by the health department.
RAIPUR: Bastar is getting closer to its goal of becoming malaria-free. The positivity rate fell from 2.9% to 0.9%.
According to health officials, an intensive campaign against malaria is being waged by the health department. Bastar, generally known for its scenic natural beauty and forests, was reeling from the increasing cases of malaria, especially in remote areas. Today, the government is working to strengthen health infrastructure.
Malaria Mukti Abhiyan started in four phases in the district. In this context, the team from the health department went to the home for a survey, to identify patients with symptoms of malaria and to distribute drugs to positive patients and to distribute mosquito nets.
As part of the Bastar Malaria Free Campaign, anti-mosquito drugs such as synthetic pyrethritis and DDT are sprayed as a priority, identifying sensitive and sensitive areas.
As a result, there has been a 20 percent reduction in the number of positive malaria patients in 2021 compared to the year 2020.
As part of this campaign, in 2020-2021, the first, second, third and fourth phases were successfully executed in the seven development blocks of the neighborhood. In which there has been a steady decrease in the number of positive patients at each stage of the investigation of malaria.
During the survey in the four phases of the campaign, the positivity rate was 2.10% in the first phase, 1.26% in the second phase, 0.90% in the third phase and 0.99%. % in the fourth phase.
Considering the effect of malaria, the development blocks of Kilepal, Darbha and Lohandiguda are included in the most sensitive blocks from the point of view of infection.