BALASORE: In order to contain the menace of malaria, dengue and diarrhea in Balasore, a workshop was held on Tuesday at the district headquarters hospital aiming to create awareness among the people.
CDMO Bhabani Shankar Pani, district collector Pramod Das, ADMO (Public Health) Charubala Rath, ADMO (Family Welfare) Banabihari Dasmahapatra, SDMO Ajay Samal, Dr Brajamohan Patra and other officials were present in the workshop.
The CDMO said that the laboratory test facilities in the district headquarters hospital for dengue and malaria were more reliable and free of cost than outside labs.
He stressed on testing them under government facility.
District collector Das stressed on sanitation and laid emphasis on the awareness among people especially tribals so that they didn’t resort to sorcery and black magic driven by superstitions.
Municipality chairman Alok Sahu claimed that needful steps were taken to combat these diseases.
He said the drains were cleaned regularly, and machines were spraying the mosquito repellent oil.