Malaria Elimination Scheme “Daman” in Odisha to Cover 8,000 Villages

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The state government of Odisha is working towards eliminating the Malaria from the state. The government is planning to intensify state sponsored Malaria elimination drive in 8000 villages of the state. Malaria Elimination Scheme “Daman”, the scheme would cover eight remote districts of the state.

The state government has approved the Malaria Elimination Scheme “Daman” to cover about 8000 villages in these 8 districts to control and prevention of malaria through this innovative and integrated approach. Following are 8 districts where the scheme would be extended.

Districts to Cover Under Malaria Elimination Scheme

1. Gajpati
2. Kalahandi
3. Kandhamal
4. Koraput
5. Malkangiri
6. Nabrangpur
7. Nuapada
8. Rayagada

These 8 districts have reported more than 10 Annual Parasite Incidence (API). In the first phase of the Malaria Elimination Scheme, about 80 Lakh people would be benefited. The state government has earmarked Rs. 120 Crore for the implementation of the scheme for 5 years.

25 Crore would be spend early to kick start the scheme. The services which would be provided under the scheme includes diagnosis, treatment, intensive mass awareness, behavioral change communications, hemoglobin test, nutrition test, and the supply of medicines.

The state government has also decided to provide 44 lakh insecticide-treated long lasting nets (LL) to the people under the scheme.

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