Cross River State has distributed over 2 million mosquitoes-treated nets across the state to curb the scourge of malaria-related deaths.
Janet Ekpenyong, Commissioner for Health in the state, disclosed this during a media orientation program in Calabar, the state capital.
Ekpenyong said the state would deploy about 13,570 persons, including ad-hoc and health staff, to volunteer to sensitise and distribute the nets.
“Before these nets would be distributed, registration of households would be conducted to know exactly the number of persons making use of the mosquito nets.”
“ A representative of the household is expected to go to the distribution point written on their e- net cards to collect free nets”, She said.
Ekpenyong advised that the insecticide-treated nets must be hung outside before putting it in use.
While stressing the prevalence and dangers of malaria, the commissioner warned against poor environmental cleanliness and called for a change by the state’s residents.
She urged the state’s residents, particularly in urban centres, to desist from polluting and littering the environment with filth. He advised both rural and urban inhabitants to keep their households clean and ensure they always sleep under their nets.