Government through the ministry of health will soon begin distributing mosquito nets across the country as one way of stopping the spread of Malaria in the country.
Information gathered shows that the ministry is already done with the process of identifying recipients of the mosquito nets.
It is in the records that about ten million Malawians across the country were registered to benefit from the campaign.
“These people will be receiving about two nets per family so that we help in eradicating the spread of the deadly Malaria,” said Ministry of health publicist Adrian Chikumbe.
He urged Malawians to use the nets for their intended purposes and not using them to make some vegetable gardens saying Malaria is a noxious pandemic which is killing many Malawians thus needs to be prevented.
“It is unfortunate to learn that instead of using these nets to prevent malaria, some will be using them to catch fish and making gardens. That is not why we have decided to distribute these things thus let’s be responsible enough,” he added.
As another preventive measure to Malaria, Chikumbe urged people to drain stagnant water because they are home to mosquitoes which consequently transmit the disease.
When asked to comment on claims that public hospitals are running without supply of various drugs including Malaria antibiotics, Chikumbe trashed such claims but then warned medical personnel’s who are masterminding the stealing of such drugs.
“They will face the long arm of the law because that shows that these medics are not patriotic enough. Government spends a lot of money to procure those drugs to help poor Malawians so it is unfortunate to hear that they are stealing,” he fumed.
Malaria is caused by plasmodium, bacteria which are transmitted by anopheles mosquitoes. International health reports show that every second a child dies from the disease in Africa.