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J'khand Govt to launch Kala-azar eradication campaign in July

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

today announced to launch a campaign to eradicate Kala-azar disease from July 1 to 31 with patients getting free medicine, treatment and Rs 200 per day for one month.

Issuing directions to launch the month-long 'Mukhya Mantri Kala-azar Unmulan Abhiyan', Chief Minister said four districts - Dumka, Godda, Sahibganj and Pakur - are affected with the disease.

Those who take Kala-azar patients to hospitals will also be given Rs 200 honorarium, according to an official release.

Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma and other senior officials will coordinate and give shape to the campaign, it said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 18:02 IST