MCC impact: Medicated nets to be given after poll results

Bhopal: Even as Dengue, malaria and chikenguyna are on rise MP Health department has become a helpless spectator when it comes to distribution of medicated Long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs), meant to check the menace. Due to Model Code of Conduct (MCC) they will be distributed after formation of new government after elections in December.

National Vector borne control programme officer Dr Himanshu Jaiswal said, “Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has started supplying over 94 lakh LLINs to MP from October 25 but their distribution is pending due to imposition of MCC. Each net cost Rs250.”

Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan are among the worst affected states. Gwalior and Chambal are the worst affected, while over 400 cases have been reported in the state capital. In state capital, Saket Nagar, Shakti Nagar and specially the entire area of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are majorly affected areas.

Dr Jaiswal said, “Five deaths and 2500 dengue cases have been reported from Madhya Pradesh so far. But we are helpless right now. We are controlling the situation by ensuring arrangement of medicines.”

  • 5 deaths, 2500 dengue cases reported from MP
  • Gwalior, Chambal worst affected districts
  • Over 400 cases reported in the state capital

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