To check the spread of seasonal diseases such as malaria and dengue, the state health department has directed commissioners and collectors to set up malaria control rooms at the district level all across the state.
Principal secretary, health, Pravir Krishn has directed doctors and health workers of health centres to visit villages in 20 districts for treatment of malaria and seasonal diseases and to be vigilant and alert on a daily basis.
According to the statement issued by the health department, sector officers have been posted at 5,000 health centres in the districts.
"About 49,000 accredited social health activists (ASHA) workers are conducting malaria tests through rapid diagnostic kits. DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) is being sprayed in villages affected by malaria and seasonal diseases. Special watch is being maintained and treatment made there."
"Tests under Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) scheme of malaria are being conducted at 10,000 health centres in the state," the statement claims. According to Pravir Krishn, situation was under control on state, division, district and development block levels.