Free insecticide-treated mosquito nets will be distributed to about one crore 62 lakh needy persons belonging to the poor, weak and scheduled caste and scheduled tribe of the state to protect them from malaria. The estimated value of the mosquito nets is total Rs 300 crores.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will inaugurate the work of distribution of mosquito nets in Chhindwara and Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silawat in Khandwa on January 26 on the occasion of Republic Day.
Other members of the Cabinet will also inaugurate the distribution of mosquito nets in the districts under their charge.
The Long Lasting Insecticidal Net (L.L.I.N) has been made using a new technology. These nets are dip-treated using synthetic pyrethroid with nylon thread. These nets are strong and their insecticide capacity remains effective for a long time.
The insecticide used in these insecticidal nets is effective for 3 years and can be washed atleast 20 times. The nets are being supplied in
small, medium and large size.
These nets provide protection against malaria and other mosquito –borne diseases. Experts believe that the use of L.L.I.N is expected to result in 60-80 percent fall in malaria cases. L.L.I.N. is an important component to meet the target of malaria elimination in the country till year 2030.