To make World Malaria day, Nagpur railway station will be illuminated in hues of orange and purple on Monday to raise awareness among the general public about Malaria.
Apart from Nagpur, New Delhi, Lucknow and Bhubaneswar railway stations will also be illuminated sadi Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya during the address on World Maralira Day on Monday said India has made remarkable progress in controlling malaria with 86.45 per cent decline in cases of the vector- borne disease and 79.16 per cent reduction in deaths in 2021 as compared to 2015.
“Not only diagnosis and treatment, ‘swachhta’ in our personal and community surroundings and social awareness regarding malaria control and prevention are equally important in our collective fight against it and for meeting our goal of elimination of malaria from the country by 2030,” Mandaviya said.
“The need is to emphasise progressive strengthening of health care delivery system and improve multi-sectoral coordination and collaboration,” he stressed.
April 25 is observed as World Malaria Day. This year’s theme is Harness innovation to reduce the global malaria disease burden and save lives.