Union Health Minister J P Nadda assures all support to Odisha in its fight against Dengue

New Delhi: Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Jual Oram today met J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and expressed concern about the rising cases of Jaundice and Dengue in Barbil and neighbouring areas in Keonjhar district of Odisha.

Notably, over 600 cases have been detected in this region. Minister Oram requested for a team of doctors to be sent to the State to assist it in managing the situation.

Responding to the request, J P Nadda spoke to the Health Minister of Odisha, Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak and discussed the Dengue situation in the State. He assured the State Health Minister of full cooperation and Central Government support in its efforts.

Nadda stated that the Health Ministry is geared up to send a team of doctors to Odisha to extend all necessary support to strengthen its efforts towards management of Dengue in the State. The Union Health Minister stated that the Centre is ready to extent all assistance to the State in terms of preventive and curative measures for managing the situation in Odisha.

Nayak, Health Minister of Odisha thanked Nadda and informed him that presently the situation was under control and he would request for the Health Ministry’s assistance if and when the need arises.

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