Over 40% of people in Tripura suffering from Anemia

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Abhijit Nath

Agartala: In conjunction with stiff rise in COVID-19 positive cases and 138 cases of Delta Plus variant across the state, Tripura recorded 1,899 people infected with anemia out of 4,429 samples tested as on July 08.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb dream of making anemia-free state seems unachievable, as number of cases found in the final one week testing has raised concern undoubtedly.

As a part of the ‘Anemia Mukt Bharat’ programme, Tripura has started mass screening people as approximately 1,799 people were suffering from anemia, which is 40.6 percent of the complete tested population.

State Nodal officer for ‘Anemia Mukt Tripura’ programme, Dr Mousumi Sarkar said that the screening of the mass began on July 1, 2021, and it would continue during the state.

Steps has been initiated by the Tripura government to turn out to be an anemia-free state. The National Health Mission (NHM) and the state government’s Health branch are holding meetings across the state.

The tests are being done in Tripura in two ways—Sahils method and Hemoglobin method (HB). Samples of 2,905 people were tested the usage of Sahil’s method and 2006 people were tested with digital HB meters. Of these, 1,034 were relatively infected, while 710 were rather infected and 55 were severely infected.

A detailed outline from the Health branch informed that it used to be found that in the pattern examination of 2,200 people in the West district, 34.9 percent of the pattern size of 768 people, in the pattern test of 71 people in Dhalai district, 53.5 percent were positive, in South Tripura 909 people were screened of which 49.4 per cent.

In a similar way, of the pattern size of 75 people, 70.7 percent were positive in Unakoti district, in the pattern test of 298 people in North Tripura district, a complete of 140 people which is 47 per cent were positive, in Khowai district it used to be 21.4 percent in the pattern test of 126 people, in Sepahijala 37.7 percent of the complete 589 tested people were positive and in Gomati district, 164 people were diagnosed with anemia at the rate of 62.8 per cent were found to be suffering from anemia.

The Bodoland/ Assam / India / International

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