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Security forces, copter in service to curb malaria in Tripura

Jul 05, 2014    

Agartala, July 5 (IANS) Central paramilitary and state forces, along with health workers, have fanned out in Tripura while a helicopter has also beeen pressed into service to control malaria.Over 61 people have died due to the disease and over a lakh have fallen ill, a minister said here Saturday."At least 61 people, including 43 children, have died due to malaria since the first week of June," Tripura Health and Family Welfare Minister Badal Choudhury told reporters.He said "Over 120,000 people, mostly tribals, have fallen ill with malaria and fever after the outbreak of the di...

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