Diseases & National Health Programme
Which of the following is not a component of enhanced malaria control project
|A||Rapid diagnostic dip stick test for Pf|
|B||Permethrin coated bed nets|
|C||Microscopy centre for 50,000 rural population|
|D||Drug regimen based on artemisinin derivative|
1997- Enhanced Malaria Control Project (World Bank sponsored)
Launched in 1997 for the 7 North-Eastern states to benefit 6 crore tribal population.
a. Early Detection and Prompt Treatment – A link worker in high Pf areas for a population of 2000 is appointed by the panchayat and paid Rs 500 per month. He/she collects blood smears, provides presumptive t/t & forwards slide to the PHC. One microscope for every 30,000 population at PHC in rural areas & for 50,000 in urban areas. One FTD for every village. Newer drugs like Artemisinine derivatives have also been introduced in the program for management of severe & complicated malaria cases.
b. Selective Vector Control – use of biolarvicides like bacillus thuringiensis H-14 in selected urban areas & alternative new generation safer insecticides like synthetic pyrethroids are also applied.
c. Intersectoral coordination
d. Management Information System (MIS) strengthening
e. Personal protection measures
f. Rapid response teams and epidemic preparedness
g. Legislative measures
h. Use of dip-stick method to detect P. falciparum cases
i. Supply of permethrin coated mosquito nets