Dengue is increasing day by day in the Malkangiri district. The number of dengue patients is increasing rapidly in almost all areas of the district. Due to the increased concern of the health department, special measures are being taken by the district health department to prevent dengue.
According to sources, dengue has been spreading in Malkangiri district for the past few months. 23 dengue cases were detected in Malkangiri town council area, 2 in Malkangiri block rural areas, 63 in Chitrakonda town area and 10 in rural areas and 17 in Balimela NAC were found.
Similarly, 3 in Pandripani community health centre, 11 in Korukonda community health centre, 5 in Kalimela, 2 dengue patients are diagnosed and treated in Mathili CHC and 7 dengue patients are treated in Kudumulugumma health centre.
Currently, 3 dengue cases are being treated at Malkangiri DHH. So far, 1620 samples have been tested by the health department. Self Help Groups are also employed here through Asha and Anganwadi workers and Mission Shakti.
They are going door to door to warn people. Awareness programs are more intensive in rural areas than in urban areas. Dr Dhaneshwar Mohapatra, Deputy Director of Mosquito Control, said that in every region, people are being made aware of dengue, DDT spraying, mosquito netting and various other measures are being taken.