Is Odisha losing the grip over malaria? Seems so when the State topped in the country with over 3.36 lakh malaria positive cases till October 1 this year vis-a-vis around 3 lakh cases in 2011.

With lightning on an average striking four persons dead in every five days during a year in Odisha, the fact of the matter is it simultaneously also indicates to some ‘thunderous’ upheavals happeni

It looks neither malaria nor dengue but pneumonia and Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) are proving to be Odisha’s biggest emergency health threat.