Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Prof. S.P. Singh Baghel Launches Mass Drug Administration (MDA) Campaign for Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination

  • Prof. S.P. Singh Baghel launched the first phase of the bi-annual nationwide Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaign for Lymphatic Filariasis elimination. 
  • The campaign aims to check disease transmission by providing free preventive medications to residents affected by the disease. 
  • The campaign will cover 92 districts across 11 states and will run for two weeks. 
  • Baghel reiterated India’s commitment to ending Lymphatic Filariasis by 2027, three years before the global target. 
  • He urged for a mission-mode approach with social mobilization and active community participation to ensure comprehensive sensitization. 
  • Chhattisgarh Health Minister, Sh. Shyam Bihari Jaiswal expressed his government’s efforts to eliminate Filariasis despite tough terrain and transportation issues.
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