With the advent of monsoon, cases of malaria are rising in the city. Till now, 132 cases of malaria have been reported in Bhopal. Out of them, four cases were of malaria falciparum, while the rest 128 cases were of malaria vivax.
Dr KV Vajpayee, district malaria officer (DMO), said as this season is prone to malaria, its cases would definitely rise. The department has taken all the measures to prevent malaria mosquitoes from breeding, he added. The DMO said a rally would be taken out next week to spread awareness about malaria among the city residents. Less awareness among people regarding malaria is one of the major reasons behind rising malaria cases, he said.
Patients suffering from any type of fever must consult doctor as soon as possible and get checked for malaria, he added.