OVER 14,000 MALARIA CASES RECORDED IN 2017 IN SISSALA EAST GETS DCE WORRIED

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The upsurge of malaria cases recorded in Sissala East district as being the number one cause of OPD Attendance among many diseases is a worrying Hon. Karim Nanyua DCE of Sissala East has expressed.
In a speech read by Mr. Dennis Bayuo on behalf the DCE, says it was discovered that fourteen thousand, two hundred and six (14,206) cases of malaria were confirmed representing 24.9% of the total OPD attendance. He said it was sad for malaria to keep increasing despite the numerous interventions, including distribution of long lasting insecticides treated mosquito nets and indoor residual spraying by AGAMAL to combat Malaria in the district.
Upper respiratory tract infections followed with a total of 12,366 cases representing 21.7%. The DCE however commended health personnel in the district for many other achievements including improvement in expanded program on immunization which is intended to protect every child to have vaccine on preventable diseases such as TB, Poliomyelitis and whooping cough among others. He also cautioned that the District is faced with threat of non-communicable diseases for the past few years and therefore advised people to adopt healthy life styles such as regular exercises, reduce salt and alcohol intake among others.
DL/MBS/RADFORDFM

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