DDT is not effective in killing mosquitoes, Centre should supply Anopheles Culicifacies

Ranchi: To prevent dengue, malaria, chikungunya and all other vector borne diseases, there has now been a demand to stop spraying DDT. Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department Arun Kumar Singh has written a letter to Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan demanding supply of Anopheles Culicifacies and Anopheles Fluviatilis instead of DDT.

DDT was sprayed on the guidelines of the Central Government to prevent vector-borne diseases. But with changing times, vector resistance developed due to the spraying of DDT, due to which its effect on mosquitoes started decreasing. The tests were conducted across the state by the National Malaria Research Institute. In which it was found that Anopheles culicifacies is 17 percent and Anopheles fluviatilis is effective in killing 35 percent of mosquitoes.

At the same time, according to various studies done around the world, the spraying of DDT remains intact in the environment. This causes harm to humans and the environment. Along with this, it also hinders the development of children. In such a situation, keeping in mind its dangerous effect, replace it with two new insecticides. So that it can be used effectively for the control of vector borne diseases and malaria can be eradicated in the state.

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