Mobile health clinics to check spread of dengue, malaria

Mobile health clinics to check spread of dengue, malaria

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-06-14 16:43 Mangaluru: Ahead of National Dengue Day on June 16, the state government will introduce mobile health clinics in to check the spread of vector-borne diseases in the interiors of the state.Addressing media persons here, health minister UT Khader said three medical mobile units will be provided to all districts. The vans will be equipped with a nurse, lab equipment and larvicide sprayer to check mosquito breeding. The number of units will be increased as per demand, he added.Till June this year, as  many as 167 dengue cases were reported in the district. Also malaria cases have seen a rise with 1,544 cases registered this year alone in the district. In this backdrop, a cleanliness week will be observed from June 15 to spread awareness on ways to tackle possibilities of mosquito breeding. However, when asked about the death of four persons allegedly due to dengue, the minister denied it. “There are no medical reports to confirm it,” he claimed.Private medical colleges including KVG Medical College, KS Hegde Medical Academy, KMC, Yenepoya Medical College and Fr Muller Medical College will also be joining hands with the department in this awareness drive, Khader said.