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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 169
ANSWERED ON:  30.07.2021
Vector Borne Diseases
Reddeppa Nallakonda Gari
Will the Minister of



HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-


Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) the number of hospitalizations reported and status of their recovery from Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya during each of the last five years, State/ UT-wise;

(b) whether the Government has found preliminary or conclusive evidence to suggest that simultaneous COVID-19 infection and any of the above said vectorborne diseases can be fatal;

(c) if so the details thereof along with the manner in which the complete details about the studies conducted in this regard are proposed to be made accessible to the general public; and

(d) the measures taken by the Government to ensure that vector-borne diseases in the rainy months between June and September this year are prevented at the community, city and district levels?


ANSWER
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI MANSUKH MANDAVIYA)


(a) to (d) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.


STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 169* FOR 30TH JULY, 2021

(a) The number of cases reported and status of their recovery in respect of Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya during each of the last five years, State/UT-wise, are as under: -
Malaria:
Government of India compiles the data as reported by the states/UTs. Most of the cases of Malaria are diagnosed and treated at the community level. In 2020, 99.97% malaria cases were reported to have recovered after treatment. The number of Malaria cases and deaths has been constantly declining in the country. There is 84.4% reduction in malaria cases and 83.6% reduction in malaria deaths in the year 2020 as compared to 2015. State/UT-wise Malaria cases and deaths reported in the country during last five years are at Annexure-I.
Dengue & Chikungunya:
Dengue & Chikungunya are self-limiting diseases. Government of India compiles the data as reported by the states/UTs. As reported by the states/UTs, 99.82% cases recovered from Dengue in 2020. State/UT-wise Dengue cases and deaths reported in the country during last five years are at Annexure-II.
States/UTs have reported 100% recovery from Chikungunya. State/UT-wise clinically suspected Chikungunya cases reported in the country during the last five years are enclosed at Annexure-III. Till date, there is no death reported by any State/UT due to Chikungunya.

(b) & (c) At present, no conclusive evidence has been found to suggest that simultaneous COVID-19 infection and any of the above said vector-borne diseases can be fatal.

(d) Health and hospitals is a State subject. The Department of Health and Family Welfare, however, provides technical and financial support to all States/UTs under the National Vector Borne Diseases Control Program (NVBDCP), as part of National Health Mission (NHM), based on the proposals received from them. The said support is inter-alia provided for all vector control activities; prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment of Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya.

Some of the important measures taken by the Government to ensure that vector-borne diseases in the rainy months between June and September this year are prevented at the community, city and district levels, are at Annexure IV.

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