54 cases of Malaria deaths reported in 2018: Report
The number of deaths came down to 54 in 2018 from 194 in 2017.
Nadda said in Lok Sabha that the World Malaria Report 2018, published by the WHO, has reported a significant drop in the estimated malaria cases in India.
Malaria deaths have dropped significantly in 2018: Nadda
Compared to 2016 malaria-cases have decreased by 24% in 2017
The WHO report states that the estimated malaria cases in India dropped by three million fewer cases in 2017 as compared to 2016, which is a decrease of 24%.
"Deaths due to Malaria as reported by the states have come down from 194 in 2017 to 54 in 2018 till September," said the minister during the Question Hour.
Achievement possible due to improved surveillance, intensified efforts: Nadda
The minister said this achievement is primarily due to intensified efforts, including improved surveillance, early diagnosis and complete treatment, distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs), uninterrupted logistic supply and by strengthening of monitoring and supervision etc.
"The Central government's constant effort is to ask the states to follow the prescribed protocol regularly so that deaths due to communicable diseases come down," he said.