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Maharashtra: Govt gets tough with building contractors after spurt in malaria cases
Published on : Thursday, August 12, 2010
The Maharashtra Government gets tough with building contractors. It has decided to send "stop work" notices to contractors if they fail to comply with hygiene norms at construction sites. The decision was as a result of the steep increase in malaria cases in the metropolis.About 482 malaria patients are currently admitted in the city's public hospitals, reports Daily News And Analysis.
CWG: Health teams finds pathetic sanitation at games villages
Published on : Wednesday, August 11, 2010
It was found by a team of health officials that the general sanitation of the area was pathetic. Mosquito breeding was found in the Games village and other sites. Severeal steps were taken by the MCD to curb it after analysing the factors responsible for breeding, reports Daily News And Analysis.
Maharashtra: State ups the ante in war on malaria
Published on : Monday, August 09, 2010
The Maharashtra state has recommended that community health workers should be used to tackle malaria, even at the expense of other programmes.The Government thinks that many are burdened with other responsibilities.Malaria claimed 11 lives in August in Mumbai, reports The Times Of India.
Mumbai calls for private help: 4153 malaria cases, 19 deadss=
Published on : Monday, August 02, 2010
4153 cases of malaria were detected in Mumbai, and 19 have died till now. Municipal health officials will be seeking help from private practitioner and private laborotaries. Officials of the BMC’s health department will meet doctors of IMA to seek their help in treating patients at BMC hospitals, reports The Indian Express.
Mumbai: Resistance to anti-malarian drugs increasing, cost of treatment rising
Published on : Sunday, August 01, 2010
The state has constituted a three-member team in Mumbai for a study, worried that resistance towards anti-malarial treatment may be responsible for the increased health complications.The team will administer anti-malarial drugs Chloroquine to patients suffering from falciparum malaria, reports DNA.
Mumbai: Municipality turns to private medicos, treated net, to tackle malaria
Published on : Friday, July 30, 2010
Mumbai Municipality is turning to private practitioners to tackle malaria.The BMC has tied up with National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), which will provide long-term and short-term solutions to check malaria in the next 15 days, reports The Times Of India.
Mumbai municipality does not have ammo to fight malaria
Published on : Friday, July 23, 2010
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) does not have adequate stocks of medicines to fight malaria.There aren't enough vecrobac and Marut-brand pumps. There is just one laboratory at Kasturba Hospital for blood testing. The number of technicians is inadequate, reports DNA.
Doc creates comic book to fight malaria
Published on : Tuesday, July 06, 2010
A doctor in Mumbai, Nishi Viswanathan has launched a comic book to fight malaria.The book is cales A Tale Of Two Magic Potions.This non-profit venture was funded by Chillibreeze. The idea was conceived as it was thought that borchures can be boring and ineffective, reports The Hindustan Times.
Health dept dubs anti-malaria month a success
Published on : Friday, July 02, 2010
The district health administration department of Varanasi dubs the anti-malaria month a huge success. It was said to have raised awareness on prevention, control and treatment. Eight health chek up cams were organized, reports The Times Of India.
BMC identifies wards vulnerable to Malaria
Published on : Friday, June 25, 2010
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has identified wards in The Mumbai city which are vulnerable to Malaria. It has also come up with a plan to control Malaria. BMC officers will go door to door and creen patients, reports The Hindustan Times.
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