Malaria claims ten lives in remote areas of Tripura

Updated on May 18, 2007 05:22 PM IST
At least ten tribal villagers, including four children, died of malaria in remote areas of South and West Tripura districts on Thursday.
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PTI | By, Agartala

At least ten tribal villagers, including four children, died of malaria in remote areas of South and West Tripura districts on Thursday even as a high level meeting was held on Friday to review the situation.

Official sources today said five tribal villagers, including three children, died of malaria at Bankul, an interior village of South Tripura district on Thursday.

At least thirty malaria patients were admitted to Bankul Public Health Centre (PHE), Dr J Muhuri, Director of Family Welfare and Preventive Medicine, said.

Five more deaths were reported from Ompi and Bijoypur in South Tripura district and at Telimura in West Tripura district on Thursday, he said.

Dr Muhuri said a high level meeting was held on Friday where the overall situation in the state in the wake of the malaria outbreak was reviewed.

The situation was not alarming, he clarified.

Specialist doctors with sufficient medicines have already rushed to the affected areas to provide better treatment to the ailing villagers, he added.

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