October 18, 2019
Bangla Govt at the forefront of fighting vector-borne diseases
The Bangla Government State Govt is in the process of spending Rs 475 crore on dengue and malaria control programmes, the highest in the country.
The senior official of the Health Department who gave this information also said that this is the highest amount being spent by a State.
The officer also said that about half of this amount has already been spent in combating (preventing, awareness generation, stopping the spread of) dengue, with the rest to be spent within this year.
A big part of the fund is being spent on biolarvicides and different types of oils for killing malaria-spreading mosquitoes. Then there is training of healthcare workers, buying of instruments, chemicals and medicines for testing and treating, training for awareness programmes, etc.