Malaria claims lives amid Covid-19 crisis 


Imphal: Malaria has claimed lives of three persons at Okoklong village, Nungba sub-division, Noney district in Manipur.

The three persons who succumbed to acute Malaria (PF) were a 14 years old girl, a 39 years old woman and another 21 years old woman, residents of Okoklong village.

They were succumbed on June 4, on Monday and on Tuesday respectively.

The 39 years old woman left behind 5 kids with her husband. The 29 years old woman was two months pregnant.

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Highlighting the issue Rongmei Naga Students’ Organisation Manipur has requested the chief medical officer, Noney to make necessary arrangements for fogging and supply of anti-malarial medicine and Malaria Testing kit at Nungba and Nungba Area villages to prevent prevent further spread of Malaria Infection.

It urged principal secretary (health) and director (DHS) for immediate intervention through a letter written to the chief medical officer on Tuesday.

The unfortunate demise posed a threat coupled with Covid-19 oandemic to the general public of the Nungba Area, the student body said in the letter.

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There is an apprehension anticipated by the public of mass nalarial infection if necessary precaution is not taken as a preventive measure immediately, it said.


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