A total of 497 malaria cases and over 300 cases of typhoid have been reported in the tribal villages of Utnoor agency in Adilabad.
Health Minister C. Laxma Reddy, Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, Dr Y Lalitha Kumari along with other health officials visited the tribal areas of Jainoor, Sirpur and Narnoor mandals. He assured them for controlling the spread of seasonal diseases in the districts.
A special officer for each of the mandal is being appointed to supervise the effort in control of fevers. He also said there is a sufficient stock of medicines to control malaria or any other seasonal disease occurring in the tribal villages.
At the Jainoor Primary Healthcare center, he asked doctors and medical staff to be extra vigilant and put in extra efforts to prevent deaths. He ordered shifting of a few patients from the Ushegaon PHC to RIMS, Adilabad. He later visited the RIMS hospital to take stock of the situation with regard to outbreak of fevers.
At Utnoor community health center, the Health Minister asked doctors to work concertedly in controlling deaths and stressed on the grassroots level staff to create awareness among tribal people on shunning superstitious practices.