RAJBIRAJ: An orientation programme that was organised with an objective to provide information about malaria to journalists concluded here today.
During the programme, journalists were provided with information regarding the ways to identify malaria, its prevention and treatment processes.
Senior Public Health Administrator, Chandradev Mehata and officer at the District Public Health Office, Narayan Raut, facilitated the participants with the general information about malaria.
The office had sent 4,500 samples of blood for lab test and no case of malaria was found though some cases were found infected with Kala-azar, last year, said Mehata.
The government has targeted to lower the number of malaria patients to less than one in per 1000 in the country by 2016.
Malaria is caused by protozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever especially to pregnant women and children.