Bijapur: 15th January 2012
The district administration will distribute free medicines to people affected by elephantiasis from January 23. In a press release, Deputy Commissioner Shivyogi Kalasad asked officials to set up task forces in each taluk to monitor the distribution of medicines. There were reports of people showing symptoms of the disease in Sindagi, Indi, Muddebihal and Basavanbagewadi taluks and medicines will have to be distributed to 13,70,095 persons in these districts, the release added. Mr. Kalasad said that these medicines should not be given to pregnant women and children aged less than two.
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