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DAMAN For A Decade

Odisha has made spectacular progress in containing the vector and water (V&W) borne diseases during the last years. Looking into the progress made so far, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy directed the department to work out an integrated IEC model for vector & water borne diseases with Covid-19; and, intensify the campaign in both the rural and urban areas before and during the ensuing monsoon.  

Chief secretary Mr.Tripathy chaired a high level meet  in Lokseba Bhawan on 2 June, wherein Additional Chief Secretary Health & Family Welfare Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra outlined the issues and Special Secretary Health and Family Welfare, Shalini Pandit presented the updates for discussions.

Chief Secretary also directed the Line Departments to have concerted efforts for making the interventions more sharp and effective.  

It has been decided to establish ELISA machines in all the District Head Quarters and Sub-Divisional Head Quarters hospitals. DAMAN, the Odisha Model for elimination of malaria in remote areas was extended for coming ten years up to 2030-31. It was also decided to set up State Referral Laboratories in the new four medical colleges for all types of pathological tests, which is present in all the three old Government Medical Colleges.

Chief Secretary directed the Director Fisheries to upscale implementation of biological control of the diseases through larvivorous fish. Department was directed to construct more number of Mother and Mini hatcheries for this species in high burden districts to support vector control measures. It was also decided to get more 20 lakh insecticidal mosquito nets for high burden CHC areas.

Special Secretary Shrimati mentioned that because of targeted interventions, Odisha recorded 81% decline in Malaria cases during 2018 which further reduced by 41% in 2019. In the year 2017, total malaria positive case was 3,47,860 with death tool of 24.

In the year 2018, the total malaria positive came down to 66,311 with death toll of three. In 2019 the total positive case further came down to 39,500 and, up to 2020 April the total positive case was 11,302 with death toll of one.

The Annual Parasitic Incidence (API) per thousand population was 10.06 in 2017 which came down to 0.88 in the year 2019. The districts of Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur have been nominated for national award for ‘no malaria case’ during last two years. Presently, 23 districts of the State are on fast march towards elimination of malaria.

The API rate in these 23 districts is below than one during last two years. Director Public Health Dr Ajit Mohanty appraised that integrated intervention would be focused on 32 blocks of seven districts namely Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput, Kandhamal, Ganjam and Gajpati.

Principal Secretary Commerce & Transport, Madhusudan Padhi, Principal Secretary Water Resources, Surendra Kumar, Principal Secretary ST & SC Development, Ranjana Chopra, Director Health Services, Bijaya Mohapatra, Director Public Health, Ajit Mohanty, State Program Officer Pramila Baral along with senior officers of concerned departments participated in discussions. 
 


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