Gujarat government today announced an action plan to make the state malaria-free by 2022, which includes a helpline for reporting the disease.
Health Minister Shankar Chaudhary said in the Assembly today that the BJP government was committed to make Gujarat a malaria-free state in the next five years.
"...We have made an action plan and started its implementation from this year....It is necessary to find out and cure each and every patient. Since fever is a very common symptom (for several diseases), we need to find out cases of malaria through an effective mechanism," said Chaudhary.
"Health department will soon launch '104' fever helpline, where people from any corner of the state can call (to report cases of suspected malaria). Our officials will go to the spot and provide all help," the minister said.