Need joint effort to curb diseases: Health Minister

The health minister asked the district officials to conduct special health camps in the villages/urban areas which report a higher number of dengue/malaria cases.

Visakhapatnam: Officials from the municipal administration, panchayat raj, and medical and health departments should work in a coordinated manner to control and prevent the spread of seasonal diseases in Visakhapatnam district, said deputy chief minister and minister for health Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas (Nani). The minister chaired a review meeting on seasonal diseases here on Tuesday alongside district in-charge minister and state agriculture minister K Kannababu and tourism minister M Srinivasa Rao.

The health minister asked the district officials to conduct special health camps in the villages/urban areas which report a higher number of dengue/malaria cases. “The field-level medical and secretariat staff should assist the victims in getting admission to a nearby hospital and availing the right course of treatment.Visakhapatnam is reporting a higher number of cases compared to other districts. Andhra Pradesh has become a model for other states in Covid-19 control measures. We should control seasonal diseases, too,” said Srinivas.

Minister Kanna Babu said dengue cases are being reported from slums and areas facing water stagnation in Vizag city, while the spread of malaria is more in the rural and Agency areas in the district.

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