NICD to launch filaria control prog in Kerala

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Alappuzha, Nov 21: A state-wide filaria control programme will be launched in Kerala with the help of National Cadet Corps (NCC), according to National Institute of Communicable Disease (NICD) Assistant Director R Rajendran.

Talking to newspersons here yesterday, he said the NICD proposed to take up the major programme with the help of 12,000 NCC cadets in the state.

The NICD and NCC proposed to implement the filaria eradication programme in three phases.

In the first phase, a prompt drug distribution scheme would be implemented, while the second would be morbidity management.

In the final phase, a vector control programme would be initiated to eliminate mosquitoes, he added.


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