Maha Govt assures to control malaria in eight days

With incidence of malaria on a rise in the metropolis, Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty said the menace would be brought under control within eight days.

Updated: Aug 03, 2010, 00:46 AM IST

Mumbai: With incidence of malaria on a rise
in the metropolis, Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty
said the menace would be brought under control within eight
days.

"We have taken all possible measures to control malaria
and results would be seen within eight days," Shetty told
reporters here today.

Considering the rise in number of patients in public
hospitals, the minister has asked private hospitals to start
treatment immediately after a patient is diagnosed of malaria.

Even private practitioners have been permitted to
distribute free medicines provided by the government, he
added.

The BMC is regularly conducting fogging in Worli, Parel,
Kurla, Byculla, Andheri, Jogeshwari and Dadar, the areas where
the disease is most rampant, Shetty said.

The Government is also following guidelines laid down by
a team of the Centre which visited the city last week, he
said.

The team had recommended the civic body to do intensive
monitoring of construction sites. Also, people staying near
construction sites should use regularly mosquito nets, the
team had suggested.

-PTI