Malaria Day observed

BORUM, Apr 26: The Papum Pare District Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme Society on Thursday observed World Malaria Day with the theme ‘Zero malaria starts with me’ at the government middle school here.
Addressing the function, Capital DMO Dr Mandip Perme said the load of malaria, “especially pf cases,” has gone down drastically in the district in the last couple of years, and therefore the indoor residual spray routine has been stopped this year, “based on the annual parasite incidence indicator.”
Dr Perme, however, stressed on carrying out source reduction activities in the capital area to control other vector-borne diseases. He asked the health department’s personnel and the ASHAs to be “proactive and not become complacent, as it may become a hurdle to achieving our goal of being malaria-free by 2030.”
Earlier, District Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme Officer Dr Tana Aruna informed that the District Health Society has been making serious efforts to control and contain malarial deaths and vector-borne diseases in and around the rural and urban areas of the district.
She also urged the ASHAs, health staffers and the public to be aware of the national guidelines on early diagnosis and complete treatment to control the spread of malaria. (DIPRO)