JAIPUR: The cases of malaria increased in the third week of September in comparison to the first and second weeks of the month.
After the rains, the medical, health and family welfare department was anticipating that the cases of vector borne diseases would increase and they chalked out plans to prevent the spread of the disease. In the 3rd week (September 16 to September 22), around 2,750 malaria cases were reported from different parts of the state. The figures of 3rd week were higher than the figures of 1st and 2nd week. It shows that the cases of malaria are increasing.
According to the medical, health and family welfare department, the cases of malaria reported in the state in September 2-8 were 1,994 but increased to 2,222 in the second week (September 9 to September 15).
In the Sawai Man Singh hospital every day 5 to 8 persons are being tested positive for malaria. On Thursday, six persons were tested positive for malaria. One death due to dengue and another due to vector borne disease has already been reported in the SMS hospital, a hospital administration official said.
The department's figures show that from January 1 till date, 25,539 cases of malaria have been reported in the state, which are less in comparison to the cases of malaria reported in the corresponding period last year. Last year, the department had recorded 26,443 cases of malaria.
Also, the malaria plasmodium falciparum (pf), fatal malaria, cases from January 1 till date are 414, which are 706 in the corresponding period last year. The department officials said that the cases of plasmodium vivax have increased this year.