Insecticide Treated Nets Only Prevent Malaria, Not COVID-19, Adamawa Govt Warns

    Adamawa PDP Gubernatorial candidate, Umaru Fintiri

    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    The on-going door-to-door distribution of free Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs), is an effort made by Adamawa State Government in partnership with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS), through the Global fund malaria grant to ensure a  malaria-free Adamawa State.
    The net distribution campaign targets every household across the 226 political wards of the state. 
    The government insists that the essence is to make sure every citizen imbibes a habit of constantly sleeping inside the ITNs every night, especially children under five years old and pregnant women as Malaria kills daily more than COVID-19.
    The image maker of the Ministry of Health and Human Services of the State, Malam Abubakar Mohammed further dispelled the rumours making round town that the ITNs can also treat CoronaVirus infection.
    According to him, the mosquito nets are for protection against the bite of mosquitoes that spread malaria. 
    “Malaria is still a major public health disease and should be prevented by sleeping inside the net every night,” he said.
    He maintained that the ongoing exercise is going on well as planned with no much challenges recorded so far.

    He further said the ministry under Professor Abdullahi Isah as its commissioner is working hard to see that Adamawa becomes a malaria free state.
    He called on all people in the state to cooperate with the Mobilization & Distribution Teams (MDTs) and all officials assigned to visit every home for the successful delivery of the nets to every household in Adamawa State.


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