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NATIONAL FILARIA CONTROL PROGRAMM

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After pilot project in Orissa from 1949 to 1954, the National Filaria Control Programme (NFCP) was launched in the country in 1955 with the objective of delimiting the problem, to undertake control measures in endemic areas and to train personnel to man the programme. The main control measures were mass DEC administration, antilarval measures in urban areas and indoor residual spray in rural areas. The NFCP set-up and population protected are given in the table below:

Population protected under NFCP and the set-up as on 01-03-2002

Sl.No. State/UTs Population Protected (in million) Filaria Control Units Survey Units Filaria Clinics
I II III IV V VI
1. Andhra Pradesh 6.03 29 2 5
2. Assam 0.31 1 1 0
3. Bihar 8.40 35 2 38
4. Chhatisgarh Nil 0 0 0
5. Goa 0.37 4 0 6
6. Gujarat 3.91 9 0 7
7. Jharkhand        
8. Karnataka 0.72 6 1 19
9. Kerala 4.45 16 2 9
10. Madhya Pradesh 0.74 9 3 8
11. Maharashtra 6.52 16 6 10
12. Orissa 2.54 15 2 15
13. Tamil Nadu 9.44 21 1 42
14. Uttar Pradesh 7.33 29 2 34
15. West Bengal 1.53 10 4 3
16. Pondicherry 0.54 2 0 0
17. A&N Islands 0.06 1 1 1
18. Daman & Diu 0.03 2 0 2
19. Lakshadweep 0.01 1 0 0
20. Dadra & N' Haveli Nil 0 0 0