Nepal Today

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

GOVT. PLAN TO CURB MALARIA Kathmandu, 24 April: The government has unveiled an ambitious plan related to making Nepal free from malaria by 2026 AD, RSS reports.. Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under the Ministry of Health and Population launched the plan amidst a programme organised on the occasion of the World Malaria Day here today. The government has a policy of providing free and quality health services accessible to eradicate malaria from the country within the next 13 years. Advanced researches on the disease and its treatment would be the top priority of the government, the plan states. Presently, the government has been launching free anti-malaria campaign, identifying the districts vulnerable to the disease. Distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and spray of anti-malaria medicines are the parts of the campaign. According to the Division, 65 districts in hilly and Terai regions are at risk from malaria, the mosquito-borne disease. Cleanliness in and around the house is the best way to keep the disease at bay, doctors say. The ´World Malaria Day´ is being observed across the globe tomorrow or April 25 under the slogan "Invest in the future, defeat malaria´. According to statistics made available by the Ministry, around 60,000 suspected malaria patients are found every year in Nepal and of them, 3,000 are confirmed infected from the disease. Meanwhile in Morang, nine VDCs of Morang district are in the high risk of malaria. A District Public Health Office report states that of the VDCs in the district, eleven are in risk and nine in high risk. The VDCs in risk are Letang, Urlabari, Pathari, Hasandaha, Jante, Kerabari, Itahara, Belbari, Bayarban, Haraincha, Madhumalla and Govindpur. All of them except for Itahara and Belbari are in high-risk, said Morang Senior Public Health Officer Nawaraj Subba. The office said two years ago there were 83 patients of malaria, last year there were 50 and this year 24 patients have been found by mid –April. Morang is third malariya-affected district, said Coordinator of the Malaria Control Section Programme, Ramesh Regmi. Nnnn WOMAN KILLED, FATHER, SON INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT Kathmandu, 24 April: A daughter was killed whereas father and son were injured in a motorcycle accident that took place at Kaushaltar of Bhaktapur this [Wednesday] morning, RSS reports from Bhaktapur.. The deceased has been identified as Sushila Khadka, 16, of Phulpingkatti VDC-9, Sindhupalchowk. The accident happened after a motorcycle (Ba 13 Pa 6536) heading towards Koteshwor from Bhaktapur was hit by over-speeding truck (Na 2 Kha 7107) coming from the opposite direction. Motorcyclist and Sushila's father Sher Bahadur Khadka and brother Arun Khadka are undergoing treatment at the Nagarik Hospital, Gatthaghar. The police have arrested the driver and impounded the truck. The situation of the accident site is normal now, Sub-Inspector of Police Mahesh Singh said. nnnn GOVT. ATTENTION DRAWN TO ATTACK ON INDUSTRIALIST’S VEHICLE Kathmandu, 24 April: A FNCCI delegation led by President Suraj Baidhaya Wednesday in a memorandum drew government’s attention to damage caused to a Land Rover of Vice-President Pashpati Murarka Tuesday in the capital. A memorandum was delivered to Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi. FNCCI vice presidents Pashupati Murarka, Bhawani Rana and Bhaskar Raj Rajkarnikar were also in the delegation. nnnn


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