47 dead due to malaria in Tripura: Health minister
Forty seven people including 30 children have died of malaria in the state in last 20 days, Chowdhury said.
“Since June 13, 36329 people have been treated by government doctors, of which 5833 patients were found to be malaria positive. 6288 blood samples were examined of which 1251 samples were bearing malarial germs,” Chowdhury told reporters.
Affected people mainly belonged to tribal communities, from three districts — Dhalai, Gomati and South Tripura, he said adding the state was afflicted with malaria after a gap of four years.
Chowdhury said, ministers of different departments were given responsibility to look after the malaria control measures being taken in the affected areas and added a Central team of doctors which was still touring in the affected areas stated that malaria did not assume epidemic proportions till now.
He said, the officials of the Health department were instructed to camp in the affected districts for 15-days for supervision of the malaria control measures.