Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): While battling to tide over corona and black fungus infection cases, health department with EMBED (Elimination of Mosquito Borne Endemic Diseases) team has launched drive to control malaria and dengue in state capital.
After recent rain, weather is favourable for breeding mosquitoes, which lay eggs and larva in stagnant water. Therefore, people have been appealed to destroy old pots and not to allow water to stagnate in kitchen gardens, lawns and other places.
The team of malaria department, family health and EMBED visited municipal ward number 54, 55, 57, and 58 for survey of larvae. Anna Nagar, Bagsewania and Anand Vihar of ward 64 were also covered.
District Malaria officer Dr Akhilesh Dubey said sanitisers have been distributed in colonies to kill mosquitoes larvae.
EMBED project is being implemented by Family Health India in collaboration with local NGOs and state Health Department. The objective of the project is to reduce morbidity and mortality due to malaria and dengue in nine districts of Madhya Pradesh through behavior change communication, community mobilisation and increased access to preventive services and mosquito repellent products.
Mandla, Dindori, Shivpuri, Sheopur, Jhabua, Alirajpur, Balaghat, Shidhi and Singrauli, districts have been reporting higher Annual Parasitic Index and are high focus districts for Vector Borne Disease Control Programme in Madhya Pradesh.