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Nov 25, 2019
8:50AM

UP govt launches immunisation campaign against Filaria from today

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Uttar Pradesh government is launching a massive immunisation campaign against the filariasis or Filaria from today. Central government has set year 2021 as the deadline for complete eradication of filaria in country.

AIR correspondent reports that under this campaign more than 65 thousand teams of health workers will distribute medicines to around 6.5 crore people till 10 December in 19 districts.

Campaign will be launched by Health and Family Welfare Minister Jai Pratap Singh who told AIR that at present there are 1.25 lakh cases of filaria in these 19 districts.

State head of the campaign Dr VP Singh told AIR that Last year as a pilot project triple drug therapy was tested in 5 district of country including Varanasi and since the results were quite encouraging, this time these 19 district have been divided in double drug and triple drug categories in which they will be provided DEC tablet, Albendazole and ivermectin. 

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