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Sundargarh wins first prize in Long Lasting Insecticidal Net distribution

Sundargarh(25/04/2022): Sundargarh District Administration bagged the first prize at the State level for the all round documentation on Long Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN) Distribution during 2020-21 to curb Malaria in the district.
The Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department awarded the prize to Sundargarh District at a special function on the occasion of World Malaria Day.
Balangir and Keonjhar districts bagged the 2nd and 3rd prize respectively. Minister, Health & Family Welfare Naba Kishore Das presented the trophy and certificate while congratulating Sundargarh to Chief District Medical and Public Health Officer (CDM & PHO) Dr Saroj Kumar Mishra during the function at Jayadev Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.
Collector Sundargarh Nikhil Pavan Kalyan congratulated the Officials, Health department staff and field functionaries for the achievement. “According to Annual Parasite Index (API), Sundargarh was a malaria prone district.
But with continued efforts of the Health Department, Malaria incidence in the district has been greatly reduced.
Over 200 DAMaN Camps was set up in Sundargarh to eradicate Malaria in remote areas.
LLIN was distributed in remote, tribal, mining affected and hard to reach areas of the district.
Tests, treatment and regular supervision was done by the District Administration thus helping to curb Malaria.
We aim to make Sundargarh Malaria Free by 2025” informed CDMO Sundargarh, Dr.Saroj Kumar Mishra.
LLIN Distribution being an important intervention for malaria control, the state government had issued directive to respective districts towards process documentation of the same.
Sending LLIN to various remote and hard to reach areas, tribal pockets and other interior areas as well as urban and rural areas, coming up with innovations to expedite distribution and other key steps have been well documented in photo and video by the Sundargarh District Administration.
The same can be used for information, training and action of other stakeholders when needed.
The programme was organized at Bhubaneswar in collaboration with National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Directorate of Public Health Odisha and Malaria No More India.
Mission Director National Health Mission (NHM) OdishaSmtShalini Pandit, Director Public Health Dr.Niranjan Mishra, Additional Chief Secretary Health & Family Welfare Deparement (H&FW) Raj Kumar Sharma, Special Secretary of the department Dr.Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Managing Director Odisha State Medical Corporation Yamini Sarangi were present on the occasion.
To make the Malaria Control Programme, more effective across Odisha, LLIN or Long Lasting Insecticidal Net is being distributed in various districts by the State Government.
Under this programme, total 13 lakh 61 thousand LLIN have been distributed in Sundargarh district. LLIN Distribution was first started in the district in 2017.
Special emphasis was placed on the tribal, mining affected areas and urban slums.
The administration also provided LLIN in rural areas of the district.