366 died in Malaria in Odisha in last three years
Bhubaneswar, Mar 15 : As many as 366 people have died of malaria in 19 districts of Odisha during the last three years, Health and Family Welfare Minister Damodar Rout told the assembly today.
Replying to a question of Mr Jitu Patnaik (Ind), he said while 198 people died during 2010, as many as 94 succumbed to the disease in 2011 and 74 lost their lives in 2012.
Dr Rout said during 2010, the highest number of 39 deaths were reported from Kandhamal followed by Kalahandi and Sundergarh 38 each and Koraput 33.
Similarly, during 2011 Sundergarh district reported the highest number of 22 malaria deaths followed by Kalahandi 17 and Ryagada 11.
In 2012 Kalahandi district was at the top of the list with 13 malaria deaths followed by Sundergarh 12 and Rayagada eight.
The 19 districts declared malaria prone during 2012 were--Angul,Bolangir, Boudh,Deogarha,Dhenkanal,Gajapati, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Keonjharm Koraput,
Malkangiri, Mayurbhanja, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Raya gada, Sambalpur, Sonepur and Sundergarh.