Govt alerts health centres to remain alert from Meningitis
Agartala : By Our Correspondent
State Government has instructed all Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres to remain alert due to out break Meningococcal Meningitis in the state . Sources said that a women Lalbati Reang (38) attacked by the disease died at Manu Rural Hospital on October 28 at Longtaraivalley of subdivision of Dhalai .
On the other hand Secretary of Health department M. Nagaraju said that said that Health department has sufficient stock of medicines to combat the outbreak of the disease. Referring the disease was affected large number of people before 4 years in Dhalai he said that Government is very much alert and prepared to combat the out break of the disease now.
Speaking to reporters Nagaraju said that 85 percent of delivery cases are performed by institutional delivery. The government has a target to bring 100 percent delivery cases under institutional delivery. Besides infant mortality rate reduced from 28 to 26 percent while birth rate reduced from 13.8 percent to 13.7 percent in the state.