Malaria scare in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: The tribal people of Banda ghat area in Malkangiri district are panicked much as hundreds of people who suffered from malaria are struggling for medical aid.

Even as the mosquito-borne disease started spreading two months ago, the Health department failed to contain it, they alleged. Sources said, people of five villages mostly in Biseiguda, Andeipadar, Sindhiguda, and Patraputa of Andrahal panchayat are mostly affected.

Though some of the patients consumed medicine from Mudulipada health centre after examining blood sample, they are yet to recover. On the other hand, health official said a team of doctors has been sent to affected areas. Steps will be taken after the team submitted its report.