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Palsora undergoes malaria check

Intensifying the anti-malaria drive in the city,the UT Health department organised its fourth camp in Palsora village on Saturday and scanned 273 blood slides to identify suspected patients.

Intensifying the anti-malaria drive in the city,the UT Health department organised its fourth camp in Palsora village on Saturday and scanned 273 blood slides to identify suspected patients.

Dr Amarjit Kaur,senior regional director,Health and Family Welfare,while inaugurating the camp laid stress on the involvement of the community and appealed residents of Palsora village and local prominent persons to participate in the prevention and control activities launched by the department.

Dr G C Bansal,assistant director malaria-cum-state surveillance officer,Chandigarh,said basic health facilities are available at the doorstep of residents without any cost.

“Residents suffering from fever should get themselves checked at the nearest hospital or dispensary. They should take precautionary measures for prevention and control of waterborne diseases like cholera,typhoid and diarrhoea,” he said. Dr Bansal added that the village had been adopted as a ‘Project Foundation Village’ under the National Rural Health Mission. Special activities will be carried out to make the a model village,he said. Dr Kaur,meanwhile,flagged off various teams to carry out activities during the anti-malaria camp.

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First published on: 27-06-2010 at 02:09:16 am
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