Launch National Mosquito Control mission

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is charting plans for National Mosquito Control mission

07th April 2017 04:52 AM | THE INDIAN EXPRESS |FULL ARTICLE

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is charting plans to go after mosquitoes, regardless of species, to bring down all diseases caused by the insects, through National Mosquito Control Mission by the ministry. Drafts are being prepared for the mission.

As on date, six vector borne diseases: Malaria, Filaria, Dengue, Kala-Azar, Chikungunya, Japanese-Encephalitis are prevented and controlled through National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP)
yet the National Mosquito Control mission is still in draft stage, said Dr Anuradha Medoju, regional director, Regional officer for Health and Family Welfare, adding that focus is on urban areas.

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