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Odisha: More than 3,000 govt school students test positive for malaria in Kandhamal

Aug 19, 2015    

Berhampur (Odisha): As many as 3,434 students of government-run residential schools in Kandhamal district of Odisha have tested positive for malaria."The affected students have been administered drugs. The health officials are keeping a watch on their condition," said Kandhamal District Collector Yamini Sarangi.Blood samples of 19,767 students of 214 residential schools run by ST and SC development department in the tribal-dominated district were tested between July 6 and August 3.The collector directed health officials to conduct the tests after 65 of 143 students of a primary resid...

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