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On November 28, 2023, the 'Malaria Free Chhattisgarh Campaign' has been started in all the seven districts of the most malaria-sensitive Bastar division of the state. The campaign will continue till December 19, 2023.
- In the ninth phase of malaria-free Chhattisgarh campaign, a target has been set to screen 15 lakh 92 thousand people (about the seating capacity of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) in 2297 villages of 30 development blocks of these districts of Bastar division. For this, 1654 survey teams have been formed.
- During the campaign, teams will be active for malaria screening and treatment under 125 primary health centers and 598 sub-health centers. During the campaign, the health department team and mitanins will go door-to-door to check for malaria.
- During this period, along with the investigation and treatment of malaria, public awareness activities will also be carried out to prevent it. Also, people will be encouraged to use mosquito nets daily.
- Mosquito larvae surveys will be conducted from house to house in the identified villages and mosquito-producing sources will be destroyed and people will be counselled for proper maintenance of water and protection from mosquitoes. Measures to maintain cleanliness around the house and prevent mosquitoes from breeding will also be given to the people.
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