Odisha demands 1.56 cr mosquito nets from Centre – ET HealthWorld

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha The government has requested the Central Government to provide 1.56 crore long lasting insecticide nets (llin) curb Malaria Matters in the state. State Health and Family Welfare Minister Niranjan Pujari wrote a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh L Mandaviya in this regard on Monday.

The priest highlighted that Center 1.56 crore LLINs were provided to Odisha in 2020-21, effectively preventing malaria infection among highly vulnerable populations.

He said replacement of these nets, scheduled for 2023, has been delayed by almost a year, which is likely to lead to a rise in malaria cases in the state.

Pujari urged the Central government to immediately supply LLINs to prevent further increase in malaria cases.

According to the National Center for Vector Borne Disease Control (NCVBDC), Odisha recorded the highest number of malaria cases among all states with 41,971 cases in 2023.

Odisha was followed by Chhattisgarh (31,713), Jharkhand (31,140), West Bengal (26,493), Tripura (22,412), Mizoram (17,991), Maharashtra (16,164) and Uttar Pradesh (13,585).

  • Published on April 29, 2024 at 06:22 pm IST

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