Chhattisgarh holds emergency meet over rising malaria cases

Raipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Alarmed over reports of malaria cases coming in from various districts, a senior health official Wednesday held here an emergency meeting with chief medical officers (CMO) of all the districts through video conferencing.

Health Secretary Vikasheel asked the CMOs of all the 18 districts to urgently work out a strategy to contain malaria in rural areas and reach out to the patients. Reports suggest the state is adding hundreds of new malaria cases every day.

The doctors at district hospitals have been asked to admit malaria patients. Also, the state government has set up a malaria control room that will work round the clock

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