Looks like there is another achievement for the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation and this time it is on malarial control. NMMC had submitted a unique pattern to the State Additional Health Secretary to control malaria in the city. The state was so impressed with the plan that it has ordered other municipal corporations to implement the same pattern. Recently, a meeting was held in the presence of the State Additional Health Secretary for all municipal corporations falling under the Thane district. During this meeting, all the representatives of the respective municipal corporations presented their pattern named “Mission Possible” for malarial control in the cities. But the plan that impressed the state additional Health Secretary was that of NMMC. The additional secretary was so impressed that he ordered all the other municipal corporations to implement that same pattern in their jurisdiction too. The features of this pattern are: It controls the breeding of mosquitoes Usage of guppy fish to kill mosquitoes breeding Special inspection in construction sites Specific year-long calendar to conduct malaria control drives Special drives during monsoons DMC of NMMC Public Health Department Babasaheb Rajale informed that any area where the EPI level is below 2, then the malaria control pattern in that area is affective. With cameraperson Santosh Bodhare, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.
February 1, 2008