MANGALORE: It has been reported that the number of Malaria cases in Mulki and its
adjoining areas, have risen in the recent past.
A total of 98 malaria cases have been reported in the Mulki Government Community
Health Centre and Kemral Public Health Centre while about 100 people have been
admitted to private hospitals. It is believed that the failure of the authorities to take
precautionary measures before embarking upon new projects in the Mulki town limits,
had led to a spurt in Malaria cases.
Last year, a total of 60 malaria cases were reported from Mulki. This year, majority of
the malaria patients have been labourers from north Karnataka and north India.About 15
Malaria cases were reported from the area near Mulki bus stand near Bappanadu where
construction works are underway.