Bhubaneswar, June 3 (Local Wire): The state government has now decided to elongate their targeted intervention against the eradication of Malaria from the state till 2030-31.
An inter-departmental meeting of the key officials of the health department under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy held yesterday decided to continue the Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran (DAMaN) programme till 2030-31.
The health department has now worked on special training materials to manage vector-borne and water-borne diseases amid the threat of Coronavirus.
The department has now decided to install an ELISA machine, used in testing of Malaria in all the District Headquarter Hospitals (DHH) soon.
Under the DAMaN scheme, the government has tried to reach even remote areas to prevent cases of Malaria.
Extensive testing, community mobilisation, treatment and distribution of insecticide mosquito net in such areas marked the scheme.
The government has now decided to get 20 lakh insecticidal mosquito nets for those regions which are most vulnerable for reporting Malaria cases.
Government data claims that the state has been able to reduce the numbers of Malaria cases significantly in the last few years.