Union Health Ministry honored Chhattisgarh for reduction in malaria cases

Raipur (  | Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya honored Chhattisgarh for the decline in malaria cases in New Delhi today, on the occasion of World Malaria Day. Chhattisgarh is among the best performing states in the country in terms of malaria eradication. The effective implementation of Malaria-free Chhattisgarh campaign and Malaria-free Bastar campaign has resulted in huge reduction in the Annual Parasitic Incidence (A.P.I i.e. the total number of malaria patients per 1000 population per year). The state’s API was 2.63 in the year 2018; which has come down to 0.92 in 2021.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Health Minister T.S. Singh Deo has congratulated the officers and employees of Health Department and National Health Mission as well as Mitanins and health workers working at ground level on this achievement. They said that the field staff has worked hard with utmost dedication in providing malaria test and treatment facilities to the people under this campaign even in the inaccessible and far flung areas of the state. It’s the result of their hard work that Chhattisgarh has got this honor. Director of National Health Mission and Department of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Priyanka Shukla and Director, Epidemic Control Dr. Subhash Mishra received this honor on behalf of the state government in New Delhi.