Tuesday, April 28, 2015
NO DRUG TO TREAT BRAIN MALARIA AT B’NGIR DHH Wednesday, 29 April 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
NO DRUG TO TREAT BRAIN MALARIA AT B’NGIR DHH
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Despite the increase in brain malaria cases in the district, the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) has no medicines to treat patients for last two months due to lack of planning at all levels and a lopsided medicine procurement policy. According to sources, the number of brain malaria cases has increased from 4,542 in 2013 to 7,493 in 2014. Even the State Government has not supplied the chemically treated mosquito net to people of Balangir since 2009, and has not taken indoor residual spray in 2014 due to paucity of funds resulting in increase of malaria cases in the district.
Though the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) has the power to purchase medicines in emergency situation, nothing tangible has happened as yet. When contacted CDMO Dr RN Tripathy said he would look into the matter. “I will look into the matter and take necessary step to ensure availability of medicine soon,” said the CDMO.