Panaji; April 26, 2016 … The Directorate of Health Services in association with Directorate of Public Health organized a programme to commemorate ‘World Malaria Day’ at seminar hall, Secretariat recently.
The theme of the function was ‘End Malaria for good’. With renewed focus and commitment, we can be the generation to end the oldest and dreadful and deadliest disease in human history.
Secretary Health, Shri Sudhir Mahajan in his address said that Malaria is a dreadful disease, claiming lives of millions all over the world. The Government, he said is making every effort to get rid of the menace. There is significant decrease in number of malaria cases in the State, due to timely precautions taken by the Directorate of Health Services. We need to work together to end Malaria from Goa, he remarked.
Earlier, Dr. Chandrakant Parab providing an overall review of situation of malaria in Goa called for the support of people and other stakeholders for elimination of Malaria in the State.
Dr. Sanjiv Dalvi, Director of Health Services welcomed the function; Dr. Kalpana Mahatme MO compered the function. While Dr. Jose D’Sa, Director of Director, Public Health proposed the vote of thanks.