Rajasthan Worried About the Rising Malaria, Dengue Cases

by VR Sreeraman on  September 2, 2007 at 11:28 AM Indian Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Rajasthan Worried About the Rising Malaria, Dengue Cases
There has been an increase in the number of malaria and dengue cases across Rajasthan. Over 50 cases of malaria and eight cases of dengue have been reported from Jaipur alone last month.

Doctors here expressed concern over the increase and warned that if the situation was not tackled on an urgent basis, the situation may go out of control.

Show Full Article


Concerned over the outbreak, the government has started to work on an action plan to fight the mosquito menace, which increases in the post-monsoon period.

"We have prepared an action plan to combat seasonal diseases in the state and are already working on these lines," a senior health department official told IANS.

"We have asked all chief medical and health officers, doctors and other staff to be on alert," the official said.

He said that the government was also planning to take the services of private doctors in remote and rural areas. As many as 3,000 private doctors may be involved in the rural areas.

Over 3,000 malaria kits have been sent to the community and health centres in the state.

Source: IANS
SRM/S

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Recommended Reading

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Premium Membership Benefits

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive