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Tue, 30 Oct 2018 16:39 - Updated Tue, 30 Oct 2018 16:39

Over 1,3450 mosquito nets delivered to population of Lúbia

Nharea - At least 1,345 impregnated mosquito nets were distributed to the communities of Lúbia commune, Nhârea municipality, 240 kilometers north of the province of Bié, since August this year, by the health authorities in the district.

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The information was given to ANGOP on Tuesday by the director of the communal hospital of that locality, Inacio Lumbo, noting that during the same period 700 cases of malaria were registered, 127 more than the previous period, which claimed 30 lives.

He also assured that there were still enough mosquito nets to be delivered, as well as enough medicines, urging the population to always resort to the health unit as soon as they had the first signs of the disease and only in cases of complications.

The commune of Lúbia, municipality of Nhârea, province of Bié, counts on a population of more than 20,000 inhabitants, mostly peasants. It has a health unit with 30 beds, assured by five technicians.

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