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Inhabitants of Molqi sub-zone called upon to practice caution regarding probability of malaria infection

– Health Professionals in Molqi sub-zone called on the inhabitants to practice caution regarding probability of malaria infection in connection with the copious amount of rainfall being registered in the area.

Molqi, 27 August 2013 – Health Professionals in Molqi sub-zone called on the inhabitants to practice caution regarding probability of malaria infection in connection with the copious amount of rainfall being registered in the area.

Mr. Solomon Tesfai, head of the health center in the sub-zone, pointed out that more gratifying accomplishment has been registered pertaining to malaria control, and called on communities to adhere to eradication of swamp areas and proper use of bed nets.

Among the inhabitants, Ms. Mihret Berhane, Mr. Kesete Fisehatsion, Mr. Gebrehiwet Ogbamichael and Ms. Guoy Kidane expressed satisfaction with the medical services being rendered in the locality vis-à-vis the hospitality of the health personnel, and called for consistent supply of bed nets.

Meanwhile, reports indicated that the process of rain-fed farming has gained momentum in Molqi sub-zone in line with the bountiful rainfall being witnessed there.

The farmers in the area said that although rainfall was delayed first, the timely tilling of farmland has facilitated the cultivation process.

Among the farmers, Rev. Gebrekidan Mekonen, Mr. Tesfai Kidane and Mr. Tesfahiwet Hadgu stated that timely dispatch of weed killers and necessary machineries is a vital prerequisite as regards attaining increased harvest.

Mr. Amanuel Andemariam from the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in the sub-zone disclosed that around 6,000 hectares have been put under cultivation this summer, and that various cereals and legumes are harvested in the area.

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