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Centre seeks report on fresh cases of filariasis in Khammam district

The Union ministry of health and family has ordered the Disease Surveillance Unit to look into fresh cases of filariasis. 

Published: 13th July 2017 07:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2017 07:27 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KHAMMAM: The Union ministry of health and family welfare has sought a report from Khammam district medical and health authorities over the number of filaria cases in the district.

Reacting to a report published in these columns on Monday under the headline ‘Khammam district officials yet to act as filariasis cases rise’, the Union health ministry sought a report from the Integrated Disease Surveillance Unit (DSU), Khammam and also the district malaria officer.

The Union ministry had asked the DSU to look into the number of fresh cases of filariasis, steps taken to control the disease and the action taken by the district administration to check the spread of the disease.
When contacted, district malaria officer Dr. A Ram Babu told Express that they received the communication from the Centre and were preparing a report on the fresh cases.


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