SILCHAR: World Malaria Day was observed in Karimganj with a series of activities on Monday. The theme of this year was 'Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives'. An awareness rally was flagged off by Dr. Shamsul Alam, Joint Director of Health Services.
The students of Public Higher Secondary School and the ASHAs of Karimganj town participated in the rally. Dr. Alam stated that though malaria cases had significantly decreased, it is very much important to take precautionary measures. He stressed on using mosquito nets and avoiding water stagnation.
Debojit Dey, District Consultant, NCVBDC informed that as part of World Malaria Day observation, several activities have been undertaken since April 18, during the Health Melas, including bed-net impregnations, street plays on malaria awareness, fogging etc. Guppy fish were also distributed at the drains and water bodies of Urban Municipalities corporation. Also source reduction activity was carried out in all the wards of Karimganj town. Moreover, school level awareness on malaria along with rallies through Mobile Health Teams of RBSK have been undertaken across various blocks. Fogging operations to prevent mosquito breeding will also be undertaken in various wards of Karimganj town.
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