Mangalore, Aug 21: State Health and Family Welfare Minister U T Khader said that the awareness has been created through SMSes and messages on Whatsapp on the Ebola virus identified in some part of the Africa. The state and central government have taken measures to prevent such disease entering country. Hence creating awareness on Ebola is useless.
He was speaking after releasing the book ‘Malaria Ecchhara’ authored by Dr Subraya Nayak, at Malaria awareness programme organized by Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI), Mangalore in association with Mangalore City Corporation at Hotel Deepa Comforts on August 20, Wednesday.
Minister also urged the youths to pass on SMS’s and messages on Whatsapp to create awareness on malaria and dengue rather than on Ebola, since it requires more attention.
Khader also said that foreigners had an opinion that getting rid of polio from India is not possible, but we have proved them wrong. Likewise we can also get rid of viral disease like Malaria and Dengue, hence awareness must be created on this, among general public.
Speaking on the increasing number of malaria cases in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, the Minister said that 60 per cent of the malaria cases have been reported in the undivided DK district. DK alone stands with 40 percent of cases. It is also revealed that the Malaria has been spreading in the Uttara Karnataka, from DK he regretted.
Mangalore Mayor Mahabala Marla inaugurated the event. MLA J R Lobo released the Malaria Awareness banner.
Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya and Dr Shantharam Baliga delivered lecture on Malaria and need to create awareness.
Deputy Mayor Kavitha, MCC additional commissioner Gokuldas Nayak, Dr Subraya Nayak and Ganesh Bangera were present.